Last month, Loma - the project of Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski and Shearwater singer Jonathan Meiburg – announced their debut self-titled album would be out on 16th February through Sub Pop.
They also shared lead single ‘Black Willow’, a defiant marching song that also closes the album. Now they’re back with a second taste of the record in the form of ‘Relay Runner’. It starts with skittering, percussive elements before expanding out into a chunky arpeggiated rhythm that also incorporates eerie harmonies before building to an expansive climax.
Jonathan said of the track: “‘Relay Runner’ was the happiest accident on the record. We discovered it when we wired up a tremolo pedal the wrong way, and got this funny, stuttering loop - and then we built a whole song around that sound. The last thing we did in the mix was erase the loop, which had gone from inspiring the song to ruining it! But it made sense that what was left underneath was a song about how to escape from a sealed room”.
Listen to ‘Relay Runner’ below.
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