words by tom johnson
Involved in a couple of our favourite releases on Forged Artifacts’ exemplary back-catalogue, Alexei Shishkin is a songwriter with a remarkably well-trained ear for subtle melodies, able to conjure up little pockets of magic on even the most mundane of days. Lovely news then that, just as the year is reaching its warming embers, Shishkin today returns with both a brand new song and the news that his third album ‘3’ will be released – once again via FA – in just a few weeks, on December 15th.
Streaming below right now, brand new track ‘Pittsburgh’ arrives via a captivating new video, directed by Tyler Bertram and edited by Shishkin himself. A markedly cinematic clip, the video is a high-brow companion to the tracks half-buried sense of adventure, Shishkin’s dulcet tones matched by a playful undertow of guitar, the two combining to carve out the kind of thoughtful and poignant slice of nostalgic guitar-pop that has become his signature.
A beautifully considered return – a quiet, captivating shuffle towards the limelight rather than a forceful leap – you can check out the new track and video right now, and grab a pre-order for the album via the link below.
You can pre-order new album ‘3’ here