So I missed running this tune yesterday, so I figured I’d remedy my mistake by running it now. I’ve made clear my adoration with Black Marble, and this track is no different from those moments. I think Chris Stewart has really worked hard here to toy with his vocal delivery; he’s drawing you in, giving rise to little subtle bits of melody from the dark confines of his electronic work. Honestly, I haven’t heard anything from this record that I don’t like, so you can bet I’ll be grabbing a copy of Fast Idol, out on October 22nd via Sacred Bones Records.
Usually when a band like Black Marble gets four albums deep into their career, you sort of think you know what you’re getting when you unpack that new LP. For me, I think Chris Stewart has continued to let his electronic soundscapes evolve with each album. Bigger Than Life felt bolder and punchier, if you can say that; it just had this overt pop nature to it. That still seems present as we listen to “Ceiling,” another tune from the forthcoming Fast Idol. You can still hear the accessibility in the beats; they carry this generally pleasant feel to them, something that’s super difficult to replicate. Still, Stewart’s vocal have this faint hint of darkness, creating this bit of anxiety within the tune that ties into some of the thematic elements being put forth. The new LP is out on October 22nd via Sacred Bones Records.
I’ve been jamming to Black Marble for a hot minute now, and while I’m partial to the earlier work of Chris Stewart, he’s definitely hitting a more accessible pop stride with his latest works…and looks like that continues with the new record Fast Idol. Our first listen is accompanied by this incredible video from Theo Sixou, following around an exuberant pair through the streets of Paris; they seem to be searching for that unidentifiable “somewhere” of the song’s title. Both the song and the video are worth your while today, and we’ll keep you posted as more singles drop from the forthcoming Fast Idol, which is out on October 22nd via Sacred Bones Records.