Seventeen years later, Hope Sandoval’s voice sounds just as haunting and beautiful as we remember. Due to release their first album since 1996’s Among My Swan, the ‘90s folk psych group Mazzy Star revealed a new track today titled “California.”
An homage to the band’s home state, the track opens with dark guitar chords, then segues into a bright patch of finger-picking toward the end, as if the clouds had lifted on Sandoval’s sadness.
Seasons of Your Day will arrive on Sept. 24 as Rhymes of an Hour’s second release. Promoted as “music for lovers, music for broken hearts,” the album will be available digitally as well as on CD and 180-gram vinyl double album. The video for “California” is slated to premiere in August.
According to the band, all of the founding members will return on this effort, including Sandoval and guitarist Dave Roback. The two co-wrote and co-produced the LP, which was recorded in California and Norway. Mazzy Star will announce a set of North American and European tour dates for this fall. Listen to the track below:
Seasons of Your Day track list:
1. “In the Kingdom”
“3. I’ve Gotta Stop”
4. “Does Someone Have Your Baby Now”
5. “Common Burn”
6. “Seasons of Your Day”
7. “Flying Low
10. “Lay Myself Down”