What is the opposite of feeling happily in love? Perhaps it’s being on Cloud None, the latest from Montreal’s Kieran Blake. He’s previously impressed us with What Vicious Glow, and on this new album he rolls out some more mournful love songs set to a mixture of R&B and folk influences. Whether it’s some hazy guitar or more ambient electronics, Blake’s emotional lyrics and vocal style are the centrepiece. Songs like “Slow Ghost” bring in some strings while “Bottom of the Sea” briefly breaks away from the gloom.
You can listen below to the entire album ahead of its August 4 release date. To pre-order Cloud None on cassette, check out the Port Vanderlay Bandcamp page.