‘I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over’ is a new song by Tropic of Cancer, the project’s first since 2013’s Restless Idylls LP.
It appears on the upcoming, US-only Blackest Ever Black compilation I Can’t Give You The Life You Want (BLACKESTUSA001), released in collaboration with LA’s Mount Analog. Originally slated for release in June, manufacturing issues mean the LP will now land in September 2015. As well as Tropic of Cancer’s contribution, it features exclusive tracks by Tarcar, Bremen, Cut Hands, Dalhous, Infrastructure Zero, 500 Stamps, Tarquin Manek, Barnett + Coloccia, Exploring Jezebel and Secret Boyfriend.
Tropic of Cancer will also release a new, three-track EP on Blackest Ever Black in October 2015, in addition to an archival 12″ (also on BEB) compiling the three original tracks from their brace of classic Downwards singles. Now expanded to a three-piece for live performances (with Camella Lobo joined by Dva Damas’s Taylor Burch and Telefon Tel Aviv’s Joshua Eustis), ToC will tour Europe this Autumn, including a headline appearance at the Five Years of Blackest Ever Black event at Berlin’s Berghain on October 30 (alongside Raime, Prurient, Regis, Felix K and Diät). Full tour dates will be announced soon.
Camella: “[This] was the first track I had written and recorded in more than a year.
“It’s a very personal song. I was coming out of a very rough year. I wanted to package up my feelings in order to understand them. The perspective it gave was a big relief and integral to moving forward with my life.
“I’ve entered a period where I’m much more into taking my time with everything in general. I think this track reflects that. I used to rush through the writing process instead of tending to ideas over a longer period of time.
“This track is also the first time I worked with Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv/Sons of Magdalene.) The addition of his mixing and production transformed the impact of the track and shaped it into more than I ever imagined.”
I Can’t Give You The Life You Want is available to pre-order from Mount Analog now, and comes bundled with an exclusive Blackest Ever Black mixtape entitled Truth Or Dare In North America.
Details of the new Tropic of Cancer EP will be announced in the next few weeks.