The Acorn "Influence"

The Acorn "Influence"

Last year, members of the Acorn branched off with a new group named Silkken Laumann, but now Ottawa songwriter Rolf Klausener is back to his main project. The Acorn have a new album called Vieux Loup due out in the spring through Paper Bag Records, and they've just unveiled the single "Influence."

The song mixes the folksy with the futuristic, as electronic rhythms are layered with simple guitar strums and echoing vocals and the hazy pulse of synths.

"What started as a character study on privilege, became more of a treatise on effortless confidence: like Don Cheadle strutting down the street high-fiving his worst enemies," Rolf Klausener said in a statement about the song. "It was written around this lilting vocal improvisation that had no discernible verse or chorus; I wanted the melody to float from bedroom to bar, happily lost, immune to stink eyes."

Hear it below.

Vieux Loup will be the Acorn's first album since's 2010's No Ghost.

Tour dates:

02/14 Toronto ON - Polish Combatants Hall SPK (Wavelength)
03/07 Ottawa ON - Mugshots (Frequency Series)
03/20 Austin, TX - The Parish Underground (SXSW) *

* with Grey Lands, Elliott BROOD, Frog Eyes, PS I Love You, Princess Century