When Majical Cloudz announced their breakup two months ago, frontman Devon Welsh said he planned to release music as a solo artist under his own name. Today, he has done just that, unveiling a collection of songs called Down The Mountain. In a post accompanying the release, Welsh explains that this is not exactly a new album, but rather a collection of unreleased songs from the past two years:
This is a small collection of songs that were written at different times over the last two years. Some of them were written during the same time as Are You Alone? but did not end up on that album for one reason or another. Others were written and recorded for fun last summer.
I want to release all these songs because I like them a lot and since I am working on new music, my attention will inevitably go to that new music and these songs will be forgotten, and forgotten songs are sad.
So this isn’t an album, and it isn’t an album of “new music”, but it’s a collection of older songs that I like and that I feel deserve to be released.
Note: The recordings might sound a bit rough, I mixed and mastered it myself and am in the process of learning how to be better at that…
I haven’t made it all the way through the tracklist yet, but I can confirm that if you dug Majical Cloudz at all, you’re going to find a lot to love about Down The Mountain. Dive in below.