Like the November non-album single “Savage,” Majical Cloudz’ new “Love Soul” has been a part of the band’s live set for some time. As frontman Devon Welsh tells it: “‘Love Soul’ was written during the time of many of the other songs on Impersonator but we decided to leave it off the album.” Today, the band has released a studio version of the track, which evolved during the performance process, along with an interactive video. It’s a skeletal, morose, entrancing piece of music — i.e., a Majical Cloudz song. Check it out below, followed by a note about the song from Welsh.
Here’s what Welsh had to say about the song:
“Love Soul” was written during the time of many of the other songs on Impersonator but we decided to leave it off the album.
It was a part of our set during our first shows.
It was the only song I kept from a time when I was living in Northern California. I remember writing it at a cabin in the woods a few hours east of the Bay. I played it for the friends I was with and I think everyone, myself included, couldn’t really understand what it was. A dissonant loop and repetitive vocals.
As Matt [Otto] and I played it live it evolved slightly, so this is it.
Download “Love Soul,” along with original, animated GIFs, here.