Today, Sen Morimoto has lifted a third single from his upcoming self-titled record out Oct. 23, and it is easily his most beautifully depressing offering yet. Titled “The Things I Thought About You Started To Rhyme”, this new track follows the previously released “Woof” and “Deep Down” ft. AAAMYYY

Unlike the two tracks prior, “The Things I Thought About You Started To Rhyme” is a brooding slow death march tinged with a goth-y milieu, made possible through a devastatingly heavy bassline and other foggy productions nuances. Through this single alone, listeners are presented with a dark departure from Morimoto’s mostly fun and carefree sound.—and somehow it is a refreshing shift.

About the track’s considerably more dreary atmosphere, Morimoto explains:

“I have always been extremely superstitious, the idea of jinxing something you’re hoping for, or fear of loss due to lack of gratitude have paralyzed me at times growing up. The lyrics to this song tell a story by exposing the kinds of thoughts I believe we all have but don’t share, the fantastical, neurotic, and superstitious thoughts that make us fear things we can’t predict and look for meaning in unrelated occurrences. I think by talking about what worries you, you can remove its power, and in making this song, I believe I’ve let go of some of that anxiety.” 

Sen Morimoto’s self-titled record is out Oct. 23 via Sooper Records and can be preordered here. Check out “The Things I Thought About You Started To Rhyme” above and make sure to follow Sen Morimoto on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Bandcamp.