Late last month, Colin Caufield announced his new album, Vol. 1. Today, we hear the first track from the forthcoming record, due May 22 on Frenchkiss, entitled “Fate.” It bears some striking similarities to Here We Go Magic track collector, with the way it builds pateintly around the central spindle of a circuitous guitar riff, becoming more and more lush as it pushes forward, like the musical equivalent of Katamari Damarcy.
Then it hits the four minute and fifteen second mark with sudden bursts of lumbering bear distortion, so its final movement recontextualizes the precocious nature of the first. It’s a surprising, satisfying turn that showcases Young Man’s songwriting talent. Listen to the song below. [Stereogum]