Former Pedro The Lion member TW Walsh is set to release his upcoming album, Fruitless Research, on February 12 via Graveface Records.
In addition to being the only official member of Pedro The Lion besides frontman David Bazan from 2003 to 2005, TW Walsh previously has fronted the band The Soft Drugs as well as working as a mastering engineer for artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Tennis, and The Cold War Kids.
Walsh is sharing his new single “Fundamental Ground” off of Fruitless Research.
“Musically speaking, this song is dead simple,” said Walsh. “Three chords on repeat, and I think there may be a grand total four notes in the vocal melody. Lyrically, it’s about the quest to recognize the fundamental ground of reality as described by the great ancient Mahasiddhas (meditation masters) of India and Tibet. So, basically, it’s a song that the kids are really gonna identify with…also, Ben Gibbard texted me to let me know he really likes this song, which was pretty awesome” (um…try life-changingly epic).
Listen to the exclusive premiere of “Fundamental Ground” here.