Astral Swans – SPIRAL (featuring Julie Doiron) [Music Video]

Today Astral Swans dropped the music video for SPIRAL which features Julie Doiron.
The second single is taken from the upcoming self-titled eponymous album which comes out on October 8, 2021.
Another cool indie experimental alterna-pop tune.

About the track:
“Spiral”, was “the first song I wrote after Covid quarantine, in March 2020,” says Swann.
“It’s about seeking out joy, and trying to escape pain in ways that backfire, within reference to the hamster wheel of late stage capitalism; consumerism, addiction, neoliberalism, the reduction of identity to social media posturing, etc ad infinitum.

It’s about trying to escape something that seemingly has no escape, in spite of its glaring foolishness and lack, and the desperation which it brings to a person’s humanity. In the studio we went for a 1970’s wrecking crew polished country vibe speckled with synth exploration a la Stereolab and Broadcast.

Once again Julie’s vocals are the cherry on top. When I sent the final album to Jim Bryson (who’s one heck of a producer in his own right), He simply replied ‘you have Julie Doiron on it, you’ve already won the war’.”

Spiral gets:
/10.

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