The NYC-based songwriter releases a breezy exploration of ennui and drifting through life.
Just in time for winter to set in and magnify the isolation and stress of living in New York City, Leapling have returned with a meandering, summery gem of a track. “Tunnelvision” is taken from the band’s forthcoming Killing Time EP, which is composed of songs that were in contention to be on Leapling’s June LP Suspended Animation. The song is a breezy exploration of ennui and drifting through life as the days blend together via (you guessed it) tunnel vision. Leapling’s trademark brand of thoughtfully composed experimental pop is stripped back here—according to Dan Arnes, the mastermind behind Leapling, the EP is an intentional experiment in minimalism, with every track performed and recorded by Arnes himself for the first time. “Tunnelvision” is a very successful exercise in that regard: sparse power pop guitar lines lazily jangle along to a steady plodding drum beat for the duration of the song. The song never falters, steadily striding along at the right pace and constantly evolving along its course—an impressive feat for a 6+ minute long composition, and the mark of a songwriter who has truly come into his own.
Killing Time is out November 11th via Babe City Records, and is available for preorder here. See upcoming Leapling shows, including their EP release show at Shea Stadium on 11/12, after the jump.