Midlake's majestic catalogue has subtly stamped out its own realm.
The group's music contains moments of real daring, continually seeking out fresh paths amid overgrown tendencies.
Paul Alexander from the band have thrived in this atmosphere, but he's always wanted to go further, to move into unknown areas of the sonic map.
New project Two Medicine is born from this. It's actually named after a national park in Montana, as he explains:
“Two Medicine is a majestic place, without spoil. The land was ceded to the nation by the Blackfeet tribe. They were likely coerced into the deal, like most of the tribes who gave away their land. It is wild, humbling and probably collateral for the nation’s debt, where an inevitable capitulation looms. Beyond its geographical location, to me, the name Two Medicine represents a summation of this irony, whether created or inherited by the people of the United States.”
New album 'Astropsychosis' arrives on November 2nd, a highly probing work, ambitious in scale and personal in feel. We're able to share the title track, a languid, engrossing dollop of sound, yet still refined, refulgent in its approach to songwriting.
The full lyric video for the track returns to that feted national park, and it's gorgeous but barren surrounds form a formidable backdrop to his music.
Check it out below.
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