Largely on the strength of their absorbing, lovely 2013 album Impersonator, the Montreal duo Majical Cloudz went from playing DIY loft spaces to opening for Lorde on an arena tour. As a sort of thank-you gesture, the band has shared “Your Eyes,” a song they recorded in 2011 and played live many times, but one they’ve never released before. Listen to it and read some words from the band below.
The band writes:
Over the last five weeks we have had some of the best experiences we have ever had as a band. A lot of it still feels unreal. We played 20 shows with Lorde. We met an uncountable number of people at the shows and played for even more. We did it all with a crew of 4 people in a minivan. How did this happen?
As a thank you we are giving away this song, “Your Eyes”. I originally recorded it in 2011, and when Matt and I started playing shows together as Majical Cloudz this was always part of the set. It’s kind of a relic of the earliest period of our life as a band, so if you are finding out about us for the first time in the wake of our tour with Lorde, this will take you back to the beginning of our music-making days together. We made this new version just before we left on tour, so in one sense it is old and in another sense it is new.
It has been great meeting all of you. We will be touring the USA again soon, and in the meantime we are working on a bunch of new music.
[Photo by Amber Davis]