words by tom johnson
For all of its stormy undercurrent, Opin’s “Flee” makes for a playful four-minutes, the thick swamp of instrumentation always kept afloat by both the colourful grandiosity of the composition – all glittering bass lines and inspired brass adornments – and Landis Wine’s tempestuous lead vocal that drifts in and out of focus throughout.
Lifted from his forthcoming self-titled LP on Egghunt Records, which was pieced together with a host of guest turns collated from Richmond, Virginia, where much of the new record was made, the new track is a smorgasbord of patterns and movement, a swelling heart of sights and sounds that immediately marks out the forthcoming LP as one of deep and detailed extravagance. Produced by Jeff Zeigler, famed for his work with Kurt Vile, Nothing, and War on Drugs, among others, the full record has already been described as an “instrumental hall of mirrors” and such sentiments become qildly clarified on “Flee”.
Big, bold, and most certainly brilliant, you can stream the new track below right now. The full record is released at the end of March; on Friday 31st.
You can pre-order it, via Egghunt Records, here