Cola, the new project from former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy and US Girls/The Weather Station drummer Evan Cartwright, have released their latest single. ‘Degree’ is set to appear on the forthcoming album Deep in View alongside previous entries ‘Blank Curtain’, ‘So Excited’, and ‘Water Table’. Check it out below.
“The character in ‘Degree’ is cycling in and out of these dreamscape states (movie theater, meditation, etc) and then trying to catch up to something in their day to day life,” Farcy explained in a press release. “I picture what it feels like running to catch the bus when you’re in a daze and suddenly have to sprint.”
“‘Degree’ is based on a 2-step kinda track I produced while trying to do the fabled and well-trodden path of using guitars in electronic music,” Stidworthy commented. “I came up with this psych-drenched outro that I really enjoyed so I decided to base a song around that chord progression.”
“I wanted the beat to feel like the opening and closing of a mechanical valve,” Cartwright added. “The guitar riff supplies this relentless propulsion and I thought that the drums should act as a stiff regulator: aggressively blocking, then releasing the heavy flow that comes pouring out of the guitar.”
Deep In View is due out May 20 via Fire Talk Records.