Following previous singles "Vendetta" and "The Holding Hand," Iceage have just unveiled yet another new track off their forthcoming record Seek Shelter (due May 7 via Mexican Summer), a slow-burning anthem entitled "Shelter Song."
The single from which the album earns its namesake is heavy with reverb, chiming in with droning chords and a melancholic, sluggish feel. As it ascends toward the chorus, however, that feeling is replaced with something that's much more lush and bright than anything else the group have released in their history. It has a feel-good energy to it in its lyricism that details a looming sense of struggle ("They kick you when you're up, they knock you when you're down"), relieved by the presence of those who are there for you and understand your pain ("Come lay here right beside me"). Ultimately, the track is drenched in an emotional release, elevated when vocalist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt's signature drone is accompanied by angelic choir the Lisboa Gospel Collective.