"I’ve always felt on the outskirts here, even within my own group of friends. I know a lot of us feel like we don’t necessarily belong in this world: the horror is too difficult to look at and usually feels too big to take on. We are going through a mass extinction and possibly human extinction in the next hundred years or less. I don’t know how you cannot write about that. And so, on a sonic level, I wanted this narrative to be covered in its true form — one that is layered, complex, frightening, visceral, truly ferocious.
"At the same time, realizing and accepting that each of us are ultimately sailing into the cosmos, I’ve taken great liberty in regards space and time on this album. ‘No Universe’ for example is a nearly 9-minute track that finds beauty in the potential for annihilation (I hope). ’No Lord’ and ‘Tower’ are very literal songs about death and becoming recycled energy, but I have tried to bring the ethereal spirit that I’ve found in this universe to these tracks."
Ahead of its release, Garneau is premiering Yours on Billboard. From the explosive, harrowing "Torpedo" to the mesmerizing "No Universe" to the curiously droll "Ambush," listen to the album below.
Garneau is aware that Yours is the most ambitious album he's ever crafted – and he's hoping that at the very least, it can help to shake some people out of complacency.
"This is the biggest record I’ve ever made, covering the most ground sonically and narratively from my end. I guess my hope is that it wakes some people up," he says. "I’m able to enjoy my life here, though that is allowed because of great privilege. I’m less interested these days in how much money we are all gonna make for our big fancy houses and try remembering that any of us are lucky to spend our final days in freedom. When I’m not on tour I’m living in the trees and lakes and mountains because I know it’s our real home and it’s the only place I feel like I truly belong. I hope other people start to feel that too."
Pre-order Yours here.