Mikal Cronin has shared his first new song in four years. "Undertow" is the first track to drop from an upcoming 7" and can be heard below. The physical release will arrive on May 10 alongside second new song "Breathe."
"Undertow" features William Tyler on guitar and vocals from L.A. singer-songwriter Shannon Lay.
In a statement accompanying the new song, Cronin described his return to music as his "gulp of air" and compared "Undertow"'s subject matter to finding your way after a period of being lost.
“It’s easy to get caught up in an undertow, pulled down into the water, weightless and directionless. The current stirs and you lose your way,” Cronin wrote. “But eventually, if you’re lucky and patient, you can float back up to the surface and take a breath. This is my first new music in a while—my gulp of air. Many talented friends joined me, the basic tracks were recorded live together for the first time in my recording career. This felt good.”
Mikal Cronin’s last studio album MCIII was released in 2015.