Detroit’s eclectic-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloe Drallos) returns with the announcement of her new, highly anticipated sophomore album Earthly Delights. Set for release on August 11 via Young Heavy Souls, the project is a love letter to life and its innermost complexities, exploring the constant significance of love in all its forms.
Alongside the announcement, Zilched also shared the first look into the album with the single + video, “The Flood.” Inspired by the gothic poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and the surrealism of Arthur Rimbaud, the track is a lyrical reflection on self-haunting and misplaced blame. Set against an 80s-inspired jangle-pop riff, à la Cleaners From Venus and The Cure, Drallos’ melodic approach to songwriting expertly mediates the tortured aspects of human experience with the utmost tenderness. Drallos says, “I wrote most of the song at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit around the time it had been flooding in the city. Everything felt biblical and significant during that time, which informed the tone of nearly every song on the record.” The track is accompanied by a video directed by New York-based filmmaker Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, Pavement: “Harness Your Hopes”).
Zilched is also currently playing a handful of shows in the midwest this month, with dates and tickets available here.
Photo Courtesy: Carrigan Drallos