Hear Spencer Radcliffe’s languid, countrified new song “Bloodletting”

The latest single from Radcliffe’s upcoming Hot Spring.

May 02, 2019
Hear Spencer Radcliffe’s languid, countrified new song “Bloodletting” Photo: Tina Scarpello  

Spencer Radcliffe, the Ohio-born, Chicago-based artist who writes gently psychedelic music under his own name when he's not producing engrossing ambient music as Blithe Field, has a new album, Hot Spring, out May 17. We premiered first single from the record, "Here Comes the Snow," the other week, and now Radcliffe's back with another languid, country-adjacent song in "Bloodletting." As with everything on Hot Spring (and everything Radcliffe turns his hand to) it seems innocuous and welcoming at first, but the lyrics wander off into darker territory with little warning. "Spring is done / The battle's been won / And everyone survived the unloading of guns," Radcliffe sings towards the end of a song that doesn't sound much like a chronicle of war. Listen to it below.

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Hear Spencer Radcliffe’s languid, countrified new song “Bloodletting”