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Deafheaven send us soaring on the weightless “In Blur”

With mere weeks to go until the release of Deafheaven‘s fifth album Infinite Granite, they’ve today followed up the excellent singles “Great Mass Of Color” and “The Gnashing” with a new song and video called “In Blur”.

As suggested by the title, “In Blur” finds Deafheaven existing in a liminal state, George Clarke singing of “Wandering over royal yonder” and wondering “What does daylight look like in this chaos of cold?”. His words are made all the more vivid by a restrained-yet-detailed arrangement, the drumming as emphatic as ever, but the interlocking guitars creating a sheen like saturnine light reflecting off snow. With Clarke’s vocals and the atmospheric instrumentation wrapping around each other, and some subtle electronic elements piercing the atmosphere, listening to the song genuinely does feel like being beautifully, melancholically, “In Blur”.

Watch the video by John Bradburn below or listen to “In Blur” on streaming platforms.

Deafheaven’s new album Infinite Granite comes out on August 20 through Sargent House (pre-order/save). You can find them on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.