Los Angeles sibling duo Cones, made up of brothers Jonathan and Michael Rosen, share the third and final single from their gorgeous and groovy upcoming album Almanac. The track is called “The Tunnel” and comes along with a visual companion created by Jonathan Rosen. Almanac will be released on Friday, August 5, 2022. Pre-order & pre-save Almanac by Cones HERE.
“‘The Tunnel’ is about the longing to connect, and the fear of actually doing so,” explains Jonathan Rosen. “It’s about letting yourself grow towards someone or something, and knowing that in order to get to some light, you gotta first venture out into some darkness. The lyric ‘I know that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel and there’s a tunnel at the end of that light there’ illuminates the uncertainty and time-loop madness that we were all feeling at the start of the pandemic in our own unique ways. I was trying to get at the notion that life is an endless state of transition – we may seek that light at the end of the tunnel, and enjoy it when we get there, but must remember that there’s always another tunnel waiting. At the end of that dark, another light – it goes on and on… But we can find consistency in those changes by grounding them in our connections with others. Some songs take weeks of adjusting and fussing over, while others flip on like a lamp, fully formed. ‘The Tunnel’ was an easy one, something I simply needed to write.”
Almanac is a captivating new record that offers up an intoxicating blend of shimmering psychedelic exploration, nostalgic lyrics, and muscular pop craftsmanship, complete with infectious hooks and deep grooves that simultaneously hint at everything from Big Star and the Replacements to ELO and the Bee Gees.
Throughout Almanac, the Rosen brothers draw on their radically different backgrounds to remarkable effect, with each bringing their own unique history to the project in perfect complement to the other. The result is a whole far greater than the sum of its parts, a record that feels at once futuristic and vintage, spontaneous and deliberate, playful and profound.
Photo Courtesy: Tyler Parker