Parquet Courts’ A. Savage has released a new standalone single, ‘Black Holes, the Stars and You’, which was recorded in the same session as his recent solo LP Several Songs About Fire. Listen to it below.
“’Black Holes, the Stars and You’ was recorded in the same session as Several Songs about Fire, but didn’t make the record because albums can only be so long,” Savage explained in a statement. “It was a tough decision to make, but ultimately I felt it was good enough to get its own release. I love the groove that John Parish and Dylan Hadley lay down here, using various latin percussion instruments. It’s a song that I’d been working on for a few years, that had way too many parts and lyrics, which John really helped me sculpt down into what it is now, bless him. The song is about the different ways people see each other, and how the smaller we feel the bigger others seem. Sometimes you find yourself orbiting someone who has no idea of their own magnitude. Sometimes you feel like they are examining you in a Petri dish, their gaze a magnified eye in the sky.”