A month from today (Aug. 13), (Sandy) Alex G will release his new album, House of Sugar. We’ve already heard two great cuts from the record, “Gretel” and “Hope,” and now we’re getting a third taste.
“Southern Sky” is a panoramic cut that soars with guest vocals from Emily Yacina. Plunking keys and a running bass line root the track underneath (Sandy) Alex G’s rhythmic guitar playing, while an impressionistic violin flickers in the distance like a hopeful mirage. “Let my memory run backwards / so together we may lie / I will remember the fire / In the southern sky,” (Sandy) Alex G sings with Yacina, as the song moseys toward its conclusion.
The track is paired with an animated video from frequent (Sandy) Alex G collaborator Elliot Bech. Like “Southern Sky” itself, the video is evocative without showing its hand, following a dog-man on a journey to recovery that looks like an early Matt Groening strip coming off a bad trip.
House of Sugar releases on Sept. 13 via Domino Records. Watch the video for “Southern Sky” below, then see if (Sandy) Alex G is heading to a city near you on his fall tour here. Check out the artist’s 2014 Daytrotter session at the bottom of the page.