Loma announced that their sophomore album, Don’t Shy Away, will be out on October 23. Like their 2018 self titled debut record, Don’t Shy Away will be released through Sub Pop. Their last album they released was their debut album in 2018, and the last listeners heard a release from the band was their single “Homing” that dropped last year and will be featured on their new album.
With the announcement of their album drop they have released a single titled “Octotillo.” The song was released with a lyric video that consists of a clip of an open road leading towards what looks like a storm. The clips also pan through the desert getting shots of Cactus and different landscapes.
The lyrics are short, with the central focus of the track being on a mixture of wind instruments, such as saxophones and trumpets. There are also heavy drums and piano included in the song. Sonically there is a wave of calm and tension that ebbs and flows changing the emotion of the song.
Loma’s self titled debut album that was released in February 2018 was reviewed here at mxdwn. Writer Ally Tatosian comments, “The ten-track album is a hello and goodbye of sorts to the blissful beginnings of musical endeavors and gruesome goodbyes to relationships.”
Loma was formed by Shearwater frontman Jonathon Meiburg and musician Dan Duszynski and Emily Cross Cross Record. Cross Record just released a self titled album in August of 2019 also reviewed by mxdwn.
Don’t Shy Away Tracklist:
- Fix My Gaze
- Half Silences
- Elliptical Days
- Given a Sign
- Breaking Waves
- Like a Stone
- Blue Rainbow
- Don’t Shy Away