On November 27, Blesson Roy—a.k.a. Terry Borden, former bassist for Pete Yorn and Idaho—will release his new album Think Like Spring via Slow Start Records. Today, he’s shared the first video from the album for “Undertow.” It’s a hypnotic track that blends strings, electronics and a classic pop sound into something both psychedelic and highly accessible. The video is directed by Hector G. of Subharmonic City and finds a lost girl wandering into an astral portal. Trippy.
Borden says of the song in a statement, “‘Undertow’ took on a darker and lusher soundscape than I had originally imagined, having written thatone as a Leonard Cohen or Nick Drake-influenced acoustic guitar song. As the recording unfolded, however, I realized that ‘Undertow’ needed a dark ambient soundscape rather than a stripped-down acoustic production. I had the time and intention to be open to following songs in one direction, and then going in the opposite musical direction, until it seemed that the song had found its way home in the recording.” Check out the video below.
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