Published Aug 29, 2019Black Marble is gearing up to return with his promising third album, Bigger Than Life, and to give us another glimpse of what's in store, the hooky synth-pop project has now shared the appropriately titled track "Feels," which has arrived alongside a new video.
The track follows the previously shared album cut "One Eye Open" and finds Black Marble project head Chris Stewart having some serious reflections.
In a statement, here's what Stewart had to say about the newly shared track:
"Feels" is an impression more than a story really told through visual snapshots. Speaking about having a radio show and working a blood drive in DC are memories from sort of a fictional character's "nineties" past when that part of the country was central to underground music in America and having radio shows on college radio was a popular thing for students to do. These local scenes seemed more cohesive and unified and maybe a little more innocent. The idea that now the quote unquote "scene" is more a digital pastiche of correlated yet not at all united artists, ostensibly associating with one another more for self-promotion than any kind of ethical unity seems a little sad by comparison. It's interesting that music, a communal thing by nature, is experienced by some artists as an atomized, perfunctory, and maybe even a bit lonely experience considering its always been a tool for people to find their voice and find others like themselves.
The video for "Feels" come via the use of real VHS footage from family archives, director Izrayl Brinsdon explained, thereby establishing "a source of nostalgia that is honest and without fabrication."
Watch the video for "Feels" below.
Bigger Than Life is due out via Sacred Bones Records on October 25. It marks the first Black Marble album since 2016's It's Immaterial.
As previously reported, Black Marble will play the upcoming Eisbaer festival headed up by Odonis Odonis in Toronto. Eisbaer will take over the Garrison on November 15 and 16, and you can learn more here.