Multi-layered fluid synths interspersed with floaty, sensual vocals and lyrics that paint an uneasy and uncertain picture complete the space-age, watery offering that is Men I Trust’s new single, “Tides.” Spanning the full spectrum of frequency depth, it’s the tightly nuanced beats and a stable bassline that perfectly contain what would otherwise be a relatively amorphous piece of music.
The slow-moving missive appears to be about doomsday extremists who use their religion to fuel their zealousness, and even includes a biblical reference to Revelations:
“A hundred forty-four, by thousands, waiting for the clear
Oh, how sublime
To marvel at an ugly world from home
They made it to midnight
They know they’re right
“Tides” was released on February 12th, along with the actual EP artwork, which was kept hidden as a surprise prior to the release of the single. In the meantime, they showcased a UFO-centric painting by Noemi Varfalvy; whom, it should come as no surprise, loves aliens, obscurity and strange happenings just as much as the band itself. In line with these predilections, “Tides” is beautiful and weird, and echoes Men I Trusts’ signature sound in a style that is truly their own.