Montreal-based indie pop duo Majical Cloudz has released "Love Soul," an unused track from their acclaimed 2013 album Impersonator, in the form of a free download and accompanying interactive video.
"Love Soul" is a quiet, downbeat tune with a tense underlying synth beat and sparse vocals. The dark ambiance set the song apart from the rest of their recorded work for Impersonator and as such, they decided to leave it off. Despite this, the song has been featured as a part of their live sets during their recent performances.
Lead singer Devon Welsh explained the origins in a post on their website alongside the release: "'Love Soul' was written during the time of many of the other songs on Impersonator but we decided to leave it off the album... It was the only song I kept from a time when I was living in Northern California. I remember writing it at a cabin in the woods a few hours east of the Bay. I played it for the friends I was with and I think everyone, myself included, couldn't really understand what it was. A dissonant loop and repetitive vocals."
The video features a loop of different angles of Majical Cloudz performing. Click on the video to cycle through the different shots. The trippy effect created by the lack of sync between the vocals and the video loop feels somehow perfect for "Love Soul's" mood. If you like the song, be sure to click the download link included on the video.
For more from Majical Cloudz, check out the video for "Bugs Don't Buzz," one of the singles off of Impersonator, on Zumic.
Source: Majical Cloudz' Official Website