Field Report – “Wings” (Stereogum Premiere)

Field Report – “Wings” (Stereogum Premiere)

Here’s the first song Field Report have shared from their upcoming sophomore stunner Marigolden. It’s called “Wings,” and it’s a midnight-black digi-folk tune in which synthesizers sound like blinding lights. This is the closest Field Report has ever sounded to Radiohead, though nobody would ever mistake Chris Porterfield’s grizzled Midwestern vocals for Thom Yorke. Regarding the song’s lyrical content, Porterfield said, “It uses altitude as a metaphor for strength of belief in a reckless higher pursuit.” He also included the following dictionary definition:

adjective: hermetic; adjective: Hermetic
1. (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight.
“a hermetic seal that ensures perfect waterproofing”
synonyms: airtight, tight, sealed, zip-locked, vacuum-packed; More
watertight, waterproof
“the documents are stored in a hermetic box”
insulated or protected from outside influences.
“a hermetic society”
2. of or relating to an ancient occult tradition encompassing alchemy, astrology, and theosophy.

Listen to “Wings” below.

Marigolden is out 10/7 on Partisan. Read our interview with Porterfield here.

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