Choice cut from upcoming June full-length by the Tarheel sonic wizard.
By Blurt Staff
Chris Stamey needs no introduction to the BLURT readership; the dB’s founder and solo artist has been reviewed and profiled a number of times here. He’s got a new album incoming, Euphoria, out June 2 on Yep Roc Records, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be able to unveil a track for you. It’s called “Where Does the Time Go”:
Of the song, Stamey offers: “Pop songs have always been more about moments than eons, they are miniatures by nature. After I finished this album, I realized how much it is about extremely minute amounts of time–that point on the line we’re on between the past and the future, how mysterious it is that the “now” seems fixed but it always a shifting landscape. When I lived in NYC, I was always going through tunnels–the Lincoln or Holland, the subway or PATH–and it was a good time to think about Einstein and Hawking and Doppler.
“Of course, it’s a cliche, ‘How the time has flown, I must be leaving the party now, thank you very much,’ but like many cliches it is also a question that rewards further examination. This tune was the first one written with “brass ‘n’ band” in mind.”
We’ve been listening to our advance of Euphoria and in all honesty, we can’t put it down. It’s perhaps the strongest Stamey outing since Instant Excitement back in the ‘80s. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for it in June…