Guelph, ON-based singer-songwriter Nick Zubeck has been on a collaborative streak over the last few years, creating music with Polmo Polpo and touring as part of Sun Kil Moon, but he's setting his sights back on solo work for a new album this spring. Before Skydiving arrives in full later this year, though, Exclaim! has got your exclusive first listen to the first single "Secrets."
Far from your average folk singer, Zubeck incorporates post-jazz pop sounds and elements of art rock into his eclectic style of songwriting. Those fun, bright and groove-laden textures weave their way seamlessly into one another throughout the new track, though there are subtle, slightly more ominous themes at play, as well.
"Secrets has a sort of cheeky, lightheartedness to it, but has some darker undertones," Zubeck explained in a statement. "No specific story, but more about understanding that everyone has a certain degree of healthy privacy, but that holding on to bigger secrets can be unnecessary, detrimental, and prohibitive to intimacy."
Skydiving will arrive on March 11 via Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records. Get the first sampling of what's to come by giving "Secrets" a spin in the player below right now.