New Music We Love: Phosphorescent, “Song For Zula”

As the year winds down, it seems like the music scene slows down a bit and magazines and radio stations focus on end of the year lists and countdowns, rehashing the best and worst of the last year.  So when I heard the new song from Phosphorescent this week, it was like a breath of fresh air.  Phosphorescent is the project of Brooklyn songwriter Matthew Houck, who wrote the forthcoming album in Mexico.  He says, “It sounds really cheesy, but I went down there with a guitar and got a little hut on the beach in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula.” That sounds beautiful to me, and I love imagining that scenario while listening to the first single “Song For Zula.”  The background strings blend perfectly with his gentle rasp and a faint echo gives it a dreamy quality that is so soothing to the ears. Listen below and let me know if you love it too!

Video via Pitchfork; Image source.

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  1. I love this! Thank you for posting! Wish I could download it now. I feel like I”ll forget about it before March. It’d be great if you guys could post it again then too! :-)

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