"I wanted to do a song that combined some of my favorite themes. The new Gasper Noe film 'Love' had me thinking a lot about people who go a bit mad when they’re passionately in love," Rathborne tells Billboard. "This felt like a surreal little story, where friends are confiding a private conversation to each other in a world where all these strange things are taking place."
Helmed by the Grammy-winning producer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) alongside Rathborne himself, the track finds the artist lost in a swirl of synths and falsetto, which he describes as a "post-Glam look at a young drifter's Metropolitan adventures, while slowly losing his cool."
Catch Rathorne this spring, on a co-headlining tour with Alex Caldner (Captured Tracks) in early March.
Rathborne + Alex Caldner Full 2015 Tour Dates
3/8 Boston, MA – Great Scott *
3/9 NYC – Elvis Guesthouse *
3/10 Washington DC – DC9 *
3/12 Savannah – Savannah Stopover Festival
3/14 New Orleans – Gasa Gasa*
3/15 – 3/18 – SXSW TBA
3/21 Hot Springs AR – Valley of the Vapors Festival
3/24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *
3/25 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*
3/26 San Diego, CA – Hideout*
3/28 Fullerton, CA – Continental Room*
3/29 Los Angeles, CA – Club Bahia*
3/30 San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop*
4/1 Portland, OR – Mississppi Studios *
4/2 Seattle, WA – Barboza*
4/3 Vancouver, BC – Cobalt*
4/5 Salt Lake City – Kilby Court*
4/6 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
* with Alex Caldner