Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announce the release of the new single ‘Stranger I Know’ by Queens-based chamber-pop experimentalist Liam Singer, taken from his forthcoming fourth album Arc Iris. The track is available now to stream and as a free download.
‘Stranger I Know’ first tip-toes tentatively along your spine, before climbing into your chest and delicately massaging your heart with ghostly choral voices and chiming, resonant melodies. It exhibits all the hallmarks of Liam Singer’s swooningly beautiful musical universe, while demonstrating how a pop song can still introduce unique, dynamic musical juxtapositions in under three minutes.
‘Stranger I Know’ is the first track to be taken from Liam Singer’s new album Arc Iris, the follow-up to the acclaimed Dislocatia. Once again produced by Scott Solter, Arc Iris is rich in wondrous, resonant details and dizzyingly deft songcraft. It’s rare to find such arresting compositional talent married not only to an innate sense of melody and emotion, but also to a keen sense of texture and atmosphere. Arc Iris merges these elements and blurs any lines that divide them. A sonic collaboration with Scott Solter, the album evolved over the course of ten months, with the extensive layering and tweaking of sounds and arrangements, including the invention of an electronically-aided glass harmonica! Sonically, the album exists in a sort of hallucinatory haze, influenced by both The Soft Bulletin and Pet Sounds, yet resembling neither.