Trace Mountains, the project of New York’s Dave Benton, has shared “7 ANGELS,” the latest single from his new album, HOUSE OF CONFUSION.
“‘7 ANGELS’ is very representative of HOUSE OF CONFUSION on the whole. It was written pretty deep into the writing process, at a time when a lot of the album’s themes had already been established. It’s usually at this point in the writing process when songs come out the most naturally for me, and they are therefore usually quite simple,” says Benton. “I think this song distills a lot of lyrical themes from the record – the passing of time, a change of heart, the sometimes wistful feeling of being on the road – in a fairly straightforward but questioning way that feels perhaps more universal than some of the other songs on the album. And that, to me, makes it feel like a nice introductory listen. Make of it what you will!”
HOUSE OF CONFUSION is Trace Mountains’ third album and the rugged, earthier sibling to 2020’s Lost in the Country. Recorded in the winter of 2021 in various locations — a studio in the foothills of the Shawangunk Ridge in New York, a home along the Rondout Creek of the Hudson Valley, a Brooklyn apartment, and a small shared music workspace in Denver, Colorado — the album is an entangled assortment of thoughts, a hay bale of songs. Each one wrapped up in the intentions of the other, the album is comprised of road songs, rock songs, country songs, religious songs, disco songs, satanic songs, jams and simple tunes, laid out in careful presentation to use at your leisure.
HOUSE OF CONFUSION is available for pre-order now and due on October 22, 2021 via Lame-O Records.
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