Baths, the moniker of Los Angeles beatmaker Will Wiesenfeld, returns after three years with a new album and a somber single in tow. His sophomore effort, titled Obsidian, differs greatly from his 2010 debut Cerulean, with the new work reaching into somber, brooding corners as opposed to the bright sounds found on his first album. Wiesenfeld describes the album as "a hard, dark, glasslike volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava", continuing by saying:
Anything I found that felt like a unique vision of darker emotions or atmospheres, I tried to absorb. Being a positive and outgoing guy made it that much more difficult getting into that mindset. It was a matter of tapping into that and returning with songs that felt genuine and somehow from my own personal experience."
Our first taste of the new LP is the lead single "Miasma Sky", an introspective, cloudy cut that perfectly exemplifies Baths' darker direction. Stream it below.
Obsidian is out on May 28th via Anticon.