Queens-based indie artist Thin Lear shares the new track “Maniacs” today, with news of his first full-length album Wooden Cave, to be released via EggHunt Records on April 24th. The light melodies flow so beautifully in the background as the lead vocalist demands the attention of the listener with his captivating and raw vocals, The instrumental really gives off freedom like energy throughout the song and I absolutely love it. The guitars are so light and feel like a warm spring day. The saxophone solo towards the end is so beautiful and adds a cinematic flavor to the song.
“Disillusioned people getting lost in self-destructive or just generally dangerous thinking is a major theme of this album,” Matt Longo, also known as Thin Lear, explains. “The narrator in ‘Maniacs’ is pitching a cult-like community to an alienated, uncherished internet dweller. And you just know it’s going to be a rapid descent for this person, that they’ll soon be indoctrinated. That relentlessly chugging beat and the quick, dynamic changes in the song reflect a desperation and rapidly changing attitude. I wanted the song to feel like one breathless, spiraling fall, from the very start, with that mellotron-laden opening. And I knew I needed a wild, unhinged sax solo at the end. It was really the only choice for the conclusion of the track.”
The track premiered on American Songwriter. Born and raised on Long Island, with years of history in New York, Wooden Cave was recorded amongst various studios across the city.