Last month, M. Ward announced a new album Migration Stories, which he previewed with the first single, “Migration of Souls”. Today the Portland folk-rocker returns with another sampling in “Unreal City”.
While “Migration of Souls” leaned into Ward’s more sparse eerie folk roots, his latest single sits more in an ’80s-soaked synthy realm. Sparkling percussion, caramel-smooth synths, and tiny little punchy beats all meld in soothing sounds, with Ward’s own signature gravely timbre moving across with an unshakeable ease.
Migration Stories arrives April 27th via Anti Records. Pre-orders for both digital and physical versions are ongoing.