Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”

In a few months, Phosphorescent, the project run by the Brooklyn-based Alabama-transplant songwriter Matthew Houck, will follow up 2010’s Here’s To Taking It Easy with a new album called Muchacho. Houck says that he wrote most of the songs in a Mexican beach hut. The first track we’ve heard from it is a slow, wounded, pretty tune called “Song For Zula,” which adds impressionist strings and synthetic drum-echoes to Houck’s grizzled Americana. Listen below, and check out the tracklist.

01 “Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)”
02 “Song For Zula”
03 “Ride On/Right On”
04 “Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master)”
05 “A Charm/ A Blade”
06 “Muchacho’s Tune”
07 “A New Anhedonia”
08 “The Quotidian Beasts”
09 “Down To Go”
10 “Sun’s Arising (A Koan, An Exit)”

Muchacho is out in March on Dead Oceans.