Portland, OR-based musician Kyle Bates has been putting out music as Drowse for a couple years, and he recently announced a new full-length, Cold Air. “Klonopin” is the second single from it following “Quickening” (you can hear both of them below), and it’s a scratchy hum that features a swirl of voices that intermingle and break apart. It’s both comforting and a little haunting, detached while also all-consuming. “The snow outside/ The pill I take to hide from life/ The way it blankets my mind, it’s hard to describe,” Bates muses on the titular drug, both a necessity and something of a curse. Check it out.
Cold Air is out 3/9 via The Flesner.