It feels like an eternity since Active Child has released any new tunes, but today the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Patrick James Grossi has gifted fans with a new track called "Cruel World."
It was originally released earlier this month as part of Adult Swim's free dream-pop compilation album– Luxe. Active Child has since taken to SoundCloud to share "Cruel World" in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. A somber yet beautiful production featuring Grossi's engrossing falsetto and harp playing. This one is a real tear jerker, with Active Child explaining his reasons for releasing the track below.
"Honestly struggling today. this latest one broke me and i'm having trouble finding the words... but, let me wrap my arms around you. This new one is up now and I'm working on a full length for the fall but I want to give you more. I want to release more music and feel freer, so that is what I plan to do. Self-released under my own label 'Sun Rooms Recordings.' I wrote this with the pain of the current state of affairs on my mind but with sincere hope in my heart. Let's all create more / perform more / love equally / worry less, and always keep our heads up."
You can stream the free Luxe compilation album here.