It’s been three years since Luis Vasquez, the founder and chief songwriter for The Soft Moon, released his sophomore album Zeroes and two more since his debut self-titled full-length. For his third LP, the Captured Tracks signee worked extensively with producer Maurizio Baggio, who mixed and played drums on last year’s The Future’s Void by EMA. And coincidentally, the Y2K director duo of the newly released visual for The Soft Moon’s “Far,” (from the forthcoming Deeper LP) also directed a fantastic video for EMA‘s “3Jane.” Both visuals explore similarly cerebral and dystopian imagery: Escapist, self-loathing lyrics give new meaning to the video’s disfigured anti-hero, who is ultimately victim to Vasquez himself, brandishing a large knife. The track itself is moody but purposively energized among distant volleys of thunderous synthesizers and surging guitar figures. This lead single brings Vasquez and his voice to the fore, where his first two records disregarded vocals in favor of mesmeric mechanical droning.
Deeperis due out March 31 via Captured Tracks. See the album artwork below.