– featured image courtesy of the artist –
it’s been nearly three years since isaac vallentin released hedera, a stunning album that included “stewardess,” one of our favorite tracks of 2015. on june 4th, the ottawa-based vallentin will unveil a welcome follow-up, amateur.
anchoring the album’s announcement is “nowhere to be found,” a mid-tempo, piano-driven jaunt that is slowly refinished in expansive vibraphone tones. paired with vallentin’s singular vocal style and a smattering of saxophone in its outro, “nowhere to be found” is sonically at odds with its themes of regret, a breezy foreground that belies darker undertones. take a listen below.