Clark, who leapt onto my radar with the stunning albums ‘Kiri Variations’ and 2021’s ecological ‘Playground in a Lake‘ is back with his 10th studio album. The album titled ‘Sus Dog’ has been mentored and executively produced by Thom Yorke and Thom will also guest perform on the album too. The evolution of Clark’s music is difficult to track as he has explored electronic, classical, cultural music and all kinds of beats but this time around there are two main threads. Firstly, Clark will be bringing his voice fully into focus whilst staying true to his mixed discipline roots. Secondly, Clark explains the seed for the album started as a joke that become reality. He asked ‘What would it sound like if The Beach Boys took MDMA and made a rave record? ‘
As it turns out, it sounds something like ‘Town Crank’, the first single. This is a bit crunched power pop anthem that has a huge pulse. Sounding like someone took my ZX Spectrum cassettes and turned the tape loading sounds into an anthemic dance, we have Clark’s falsetto voice cooing over the top as the synths and beats rage underneath. It sounds both retro and fresh and has me excited for the upcoming album.
Enjoy ‘Town Crank’ below, the single is out now. ‘Sus Dog’ is to be released on the 26th May and is available for pre-order now.
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