With only a few weeks left before he releases his highly-anticipated new album, Dan Deacon has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Become A Mountain' follows on from the previously shared lead track 'Sat By A Tree' in previewing his new LP 'Mystic Familiar', which is due to be released on the 31st January via Domino Recordings.
Speaking about his new offering, he added, "During the 4 years over which I composed the songs that became Mystic Familiar, I began going to therapy and started a meditation practice. I felt raw and vulnerable while making this album, and I wanted the music to reflect that.
"Like many people who’ve been in a dark mindset for a long time, self-compassion and non-judgmental thinking were a real challenge for me, entirely new habits that needed to be learned basically from scratch. When I would try to embrace having positive thoughts, they didn’t feel like my own, but rather another entity’s thoughts trying to speak to me. While writing, I began thinking of these thoughts as a Mystic Familiar (my own personal supernatural companion) trying to communicate with me. Externalizing the thoughts made them easier to fully realize and reflect upon.
"The lyrics in 'Become A Mountain' lay out the framework for the album’s overall concept: a Narrator and their Mystic Familiar. Our Narrator, in the opening verse and choruses, is trying to learn how to be self-compassionate, to live a life in the present while being able to deal with self-doubt and anxiety in a lifetime of great flux and foundational transformations. Meanwhile, our Mystic Familiar, in verse two and the pre-choruses, tries to help guide the transformations of our narrator through mantras coaxing me to be present in the now, even while also being an element of chaos itself.”
Check out the Rapapawn-directed video for 'Become A Mountain' in the player below.