Big Search Announces New Album Featuring The Shins' James Mercer, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste: Exclusive

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Shervin Lainez

Big Search 

Get a first listen of lead single 'Here Comes The Night' one day early.

Big Search (Matt Popieluch) has announced his sophomore album Slow Fascination will arrive April 12 on Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records. The LP's haunting lead single, “Here Comes the Night,” is also premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 13).

Popieluch penned the mellow yet impactful rock tune, and enlisted Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste to lend backing vocals to the track. “Under the pillow, across the sea/ You will not find me/ The enemy," Popieluch sings.

The California-based musician tells Billboard that the track is an ode to the chaotic, post-election anxiety that he felt -- as did many -- while he wrote the song. “‘Here Comes The Night’ is an ode to the anxiety hanging in the air since the election, where both real and imagined catastrophe are constantly looming,” he says. “In the song, it’s likened to the weather and the behavior of animals before a storm, being on the precipice of an unknown chasm, but it’s also about resistance.”

Popieluch also mentions how Droste -- who is just one of the guests appearing on Big Search’s album, including The Shins’ James Mercer and Kacey Johansing -- became a part of the song. “My friend Ed Droste was kind enough to lend his voice to this one,” he says. “I’ve known him since my old band Foreign Born toured with Grizzly Bear long ago. It was amazing to sit next to him while we were recording, hearing his voice without music in my living room, because I only had one pair of headphones. There is so much power and beauty behind that thing."

Check out the trippy visual for Big Search’s “Here Comes the Night” below.


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