Quicksand by Whimsical

Darkenin Heart

Veteran shoegazers Whimsical follow a notably different approach with their new single Quicksand, this time reaching more electronic and experimental boundaries. The track comes as part of the band's forthcoming album Melt which is due April 1st, 2022 via Shelflife Records in the USA and Through Love Records in Europe.

Whimsical expand on the new single: "Quicksand is the 'oddball' on our new album Melt, but it's also the song we are probably most excited about. Sounding mostly electronic, Quicksand is made from our sampled guitars that have been manipulated and repurposed in a new and interesting way. We were able to expand our sonic palette and try new things with what makes up a Whimsical song. Initially we were worried that Quicksand wouldn't fit alongside our other songs, but once we realized that our melodies and Krissy's heartfelt lyrics were in place, we knew that we had created something special and any concerns we had faded away. We've been waiting a long time for people to finally hear Quicksand and we hope they are as excited about it as we are. Lyrically this one is about the feeling of being stuck in a toxic situation while desperately wanting to pull yourself out of what feels like unrelenting quicksand. As it continues to pull you under and keep you in the same place, you feel suffocated and unable to breathe because of the emotional weight of it all."

Neil Burkdoll and Krissy Vanderwoude constitute Whimsical, an inventive act which always seeks to think out of the box with their music and keep the listeners intrigued, as the new single vividly proves.

Melt comes out on April 1st, 2022 through Shelflife Records (USA) and Through Love Records (Europe).

Photo by Renee Coutlee / Image layout by Andy Jossi

Shelflife Records

Through Love Records

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