So there’s this guy, Colin Stetson, and he plays this instrument, the bass saxophone. He makes that “circular breathing” technique that you tried to learn in middle school jazz band sound like something invented for rock stars. Of course, if you’re a loyal Paste reader, you already knew that.
In the video below, documentary filmmaker Dan Huiting catches him before a show in Bon Iver’s touring band at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee. Stetson’s new song features all the Philip Glass-inspired arpeggios and big crooning melodies he has been come to be known for.
As reported by Pitchfork, the new song is titled “Part of Me Apart From You” and will appear on Stetson’s next album, which is set to release next year. In the meantime, Stetson is about to release his EP entitled Those Who Didn’t Run on Oct. 4 via Constellation. The other song, “Judges,” is from Stetson’s release earlier this year, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges.
Colin Stetson – Part of Me Apart from You from Dan Huiting on Vimeo.
Colin Stetson – Judges from Dan Huiting on Vimeo.