The Album Leaf has recently announced the release of its first new album in seven years. Set to be released in May of this year, “Future Falling” will be ending its near decade-long hiatus. The band has released a single off of the album as a teaser for what is to come called “Near.” The video for the new song can be found below.
The single, “Near” has a calming and almost enchanting effect, as though it is better suited for a fantasy movie. The vocals are sweet and drawn out, with a slight echo. The movie could easily fit an early 2000s dystopian fantasy, and at the end of the day isn’t that always the goal? This song fits into anyone’s meditation playlist and could easily find its place in a middle school English teacher’s classroom. It is good for a pensive moment of reflection in contemplating the meaning of Lord Of The Flies. Assuming that is what the artist was aiming for, they have hit the nail on the hammer. With that being said, it is a very easily digestible song. The song has a very peaceful nature and an easy flow. It is almost relaxing, but with a slightly eerie tint.
Listen to the new song here and judge for yourself.