We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Shmu’s new song “Running Out Of Time” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Lead Me To The Glow, which is scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018. You can purchase the album here.
Samuel Chown of Shmu commented on the song:
‘Running Out of Time’ explores the feeling of what it’s like to be in a relationship with a destructive partner, whose actions & behavior determine the speed of its ultimate demise. Within the spiritual contextual theme of the whole album, it can also represent running out of time before we die & how there is no time to waste on drama or bad vibes. All relationships have an expiration date due to the nature of mortality, however the choices we make in our behavior can determine how soon or late that expiration date will come.
About the release:
Thematically, LMTTG is as straightforward as one would expect from Sam Chown. The record begins with a multi-color burst of creativity, segues at midpoint into an exploration the end of our Universe, then transitions into a meditation on rebirth, the afterlife and infinity. It traces an archetypal hero’s journey from our current troubled times, through the looking glass into something akin to Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity; everything feels much faster and faster, and glowing rainbows are the most boring thing from our pre-transhuman past that anyone cares to remember.
“I think the album is a unique piece,” says Chown. “I’ve heard artists like Ariel Pink imply vaporwave-y aesthetics in pop music contexts, and there are plenty of amazing artists like Keith Rankin/Giant Claw (who did the artwork) doing post vaporwave collages. This record though is a combination of post-internet vaporwave aesthetics utilizing sampling techniques used as a backdrop to write honest to God songs.”
Is Lead Me To The Glow the first Psych/Dreampop Dad-Yacht R&B Vaporwave album? Potentially So.
Top photo by Ben Aqua