Vigilant

In what seems like a bid to be the hardest working musician in Chicago at this moment, James Cooley (aka Mesita) has released another new track, just weeks after introducing us to the dense “Firesign.” “Vigilant,” which strides forward with a confidence that might be assumed by the title, has Cooley playing with time signatures, whip-cracking beats, and a number of textures, working in manner that recalls the “XYXY,” particularly with the sprinkling of piano notes. Also, be sure to watch the video below, which in itself is an accomplished piece of work, as it flickers between shot after shot of Chicago, like a diary of a tourist in awe of everything around.