There’s an icy sense of malaise about Majical Cloudz latest single. “We’re going down-town,” Devon Walsh sings, elongating the first syllable of the track title as if to purposefully mislead the listener.
Under gentle, bubbling synths the track unwinds, a sedate mix vocally of someone who sounds both scared and elated at being in love. “I’m going crazy, crazy for you,” Walsh sings over and over at the song’s end, his voice tinged with emotion. But it’s the following line, delivered pensively halfway through, that’s the real sucker punch: “If suddenly i die, i hope they will say that he was obsessed and it was ok”.
Atmospheric and ambitious, it’s the perfect introduction to new album Are You Alone?, which drops on October 16.
Check out the similarly haunted video below:
Majical Cloudz play a one-off UK live date as part of a wider European tour in November. They will headline St Johns on Bethnal Green on November 18. Tickets are available now.
The tracklisting for Are You Alone? is as follows:
‘Are You Alone?’
‘Silver Car Crash’
‘If You’re Lonely’
‘Easier Said Than Done’
‘Call On Me’