After some time away, Mikal Cronin is back refreshed and reinvigorated. With a new album Seeker due in October, his second single off the album reveals a new side to his sound that’s rhythmic and dark while expanding what he’s become known for at the same time.
The song has a harshness coupled with crazed rhythms that may not be what you’re expecting, but it’s pretty magical. The Eastern noodles of guitar that roll in alongside symphonic strings creates a universe that sounds as grand as it does intriguing. Cronin is treading new territory here, and it works in more ways than one. When the vocals come in, you’re so drawn by the sounds within that you’re locked in until the track ends.
“Shelter” can be streamed above or on YouTube and Seeker can be pre-ordered on multiple formats directly from Merge Records ahead of its October 25 release. Mikal Cronin will be on tour starting October 25 in Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom until February 29, 2020 in Brighton, UK at The Hope & Ruin. His complete tour scheduling can be accessed here.
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