Animal Collective have just released a track called “Summer Blaze,” and it is an outstanding 25-minutes long. The song is the A-side to their New Psycho Actives Vol. 2 single, and it was released on SoundCloud.
The song is instrumental and varies in tones, strating softly with a light guitar strumming. Then, it transitions into a space-age sound with voices in the background that sound alien-like. The song switches back and forth from a light, melancholic, cinematic sound to a low fidelity or lo-fi space-age sound, with vocals in the distance that echo throughout, with the lyrics referencing summer.
The song was recorded at Laughing Gas in two weekends in 2018 and 2019. The split’s B-side has not been announced yet, but it will be autumn-themed and is due soon.
Listen to Animal Collective’s ‘Summer Blaze’ below.