Cork-born musician Talos’ debut, “Tethered Bones,” begins with beeps akin to a decelerated heart monitor. The heart slows as it slips into slumber, and eventual death. But just as quickly, it spikes with renewed life, as often happens in lust and love. “['Tethered Bones'] is a love song about how a relationship can engulf and transform you,” Talos, 26, says. “What it can and does take away. What you lose and what you gain.” We’re undone by each other, in desire and grief—Judith Butler said that. This is what it sounds like.
Stream: Talos, “Tethered Bones”