I’m perfectly happy with a new Deafheaven album coming out. I’m thrilled with a name like Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. I’m also pretty good with Deafheaven’s sound becoming more and more melodic; melancholy even. George Clarke continues to shred his vocals with conviction, which only adds to the storm of guitars, cymbals, and breakneck speed that swirls in the melodrama that unfolds within Deafheaven’s epic tracks.
Today is a good day, for there is yet another new track released from Deafheaven’s upcoming Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. It’s called “Canary Yellow” and you can listen to it below.
The song is another scorched earth exercise in heaviness as meditation. “Canary Yellow” seems to push more away from the speed and thrash metal of New Bermuda and work itself closer to more of a “post-rock on Adderall” euphoria. It’s becoming their own thing and it’s quite beautiful. Quiet opening breaks into pummeling with minor key melodic runs. 3/4 the way thru the song almost goes into a Janes Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual vibe; bluesier guitar runs, groove-inflected drums, and even gang vocals.
It’s nearly goddamn inspiring.
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love drops July 13th via Anti-. Preorder it here.