teen daze is prepping his newest full-length, morning world, out august 14th via paper bag records. as the arrival of the album’s title track last month suggests, the canadian singer-songwriter is dabbling with a more straightforward approach to songwriting, and this sentiment is reflected in his latest single, “along.” though “along” is more relaxed and contemplative than its predecessor, key pop tenets are still explored and pristinely executed. subtle vocal layering underscores the prominent lyricism, perhaps teen daze’s most fully-realized effort to date, while soft strings and hesitant guitar warbles trace the song’s melodic contour. take a listen to “along” below.
teen daze has been teasing the prospect of a new album for some time now, with detailed accounts of the recording process posted to his website and an excellent ep released in january to serve as a placeholder. it seems like we’re finally catching wind of what his new cohesive project will entail with “morning world,” a new single that dropped yesterday. “morning world,” teen daze’s first offering via paper bag records, subtracts most of the ambient haze found on 2013’s glacier and the dance music that permeated a world away in favor of more traditional pop constructs; the results are drum-propelled synth lines with familiar timbres that float along like a lazy cloud through the summer sky. stream “morning world” below and check out its demo here.