Sondre Lerche – “I’m Always Watching You Too”

Earlier this year, Sondre Lerche released the excellent voyeuristic single “I’m Always Watching You,” and today he’s sharing an alternate vision of the same song called “I’m Always Watching You Too,” which takes the warm bombastic pop of the original and twists it into icy tendrils. Here’s how the songwriter explains the new take:

The night before I was going to record I’m Always Watching You, I awoke from dream about the song. In the dream the song was slower, anchored by a sluggish dub-groove, and a narrative that was turning on me: I was being watched. I had been found out. It proved impossible to bridge the dream with the more natural, realistic version that became the original take on the song. But I couldn’t let go of the dream, and the hazy recording I made on my phone in the middle of that night became my guide for a different take on the same dream. A response, of sorts: I’m Always Watching You Too.

Listen and check out some upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

04/12 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04/13 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
04/14 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
04/15 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
04/17 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
04/19 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
04/20 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
04/21 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
04/22 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/23 Davenport, IA @ The Village Theatre
04/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/28 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
04/29 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
04/30 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
05/02 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
05/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 
05/05 Anaheim, CA @ The Parish at House of Blues
05/06 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
05/10 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
05/11 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/13 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

“I’m Always Watching You” is out now.