Toronto's Alyson McNamara Throws an "After Hours" Party on New Single
Hear the latest cut from 'Let Me Sleep'
Published Apr 08, 2021Toronto dream-folk artist Alyson McNamara is gearing up to release a new album called Let Me Sleep, and she's just shared a video for the new single "After Hours."
The song is a peaceful folk rock tune with reverb-soaked guitar riffs and soft, sighing vocals. Despite the track's mellow vibe, it was inspired by a time of heartbreak and partying.
McNamara said in a statement, "It's about a time in my life when I was going to lots of after hours parties, meeting people that I wasn't deeply connecting with, and, ultimately, trying to find myself amidst all the flashing lights and darkness. I was navigating my way through my first heartbreak."
The accompanying video is a surreal fever dream of caterpillar costumes, domestic plants and blowing bubbles. It was directed by the songwriter herself along with Thom Varey.
Let Me Sleep will come out on June 4 through Ghost Pepper Records, the new label launched by Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks. The album was produced by Daniel McNamara at Toronto's Taurus Recording.