Last month, 22-year-old L.A.-based singer-songwriter Angelo De Augustine released “How Past Begins,” the first single off his forthcoming record, Spirals Of Silence. Now you can hear a new one: “Old Hope,” a track as muted and spellbinding as the last. De Augustine’s restrained, hazy vocals have been compared to Elliott Smith, and his songwriting certainly shares similar qualities. “Old Hope” is music to daydream to; it’s music to narrate crappy weather and deep-rooted, unexplained sadness. But De Augustine recorded these songs in his bedroom — a soft hum of ambient noise underscores his lilting voice, suggesting that there is some kind of comfort to be found beneath a downtrodden veneer. Listen.
Spirals Of Silence is out 11/18.