Roger Lion is the team-up of indie rocker Joe Pernice and hip-hop producer Budo. We’ve already heard one song from their forthcoming self-titled debut, the downcast “A Dead Man’s Song,” but the second single is something much brighter. “Telescope” is a lushly orchestrated lullaby that glitters like thousands of tiny ice crystals — or stars — thawed by the grainy warmth of Pernice’s voice. “I wrote that song for my son, who I love more than I love my own life,” Pernice told the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy. Listen below.
Roger Lion is out 9/18 via Team Love.