Sebastian Blanck, co-founder of the experimental group Black Dice, parted ways most amicably) with the band a decade ago to focus on his visual art. His first musical output since then, in the form of debut album Alibi Coast, is quite decidedly different from the noise of his past. Rather, his solo songs marry lushly textured folk-pop arrangements filled with rich vocal harmonies. That said...I could cry to his tunes all day long and not think twice about it. So good.
I Blame Baltimore is the opening track from the forthcoming June 22 release, and it's as gorgeous on the ears as it now is on your eyes, thanks to a newly-debuted video for the song. Set as a mini-space odyssey, the striking visuals pave way for the song to envelop you in a sea of warmth and love.
Let it be known: the 1:05 mark of both the sounds and sights moves me to tears every time.
Watch now. I'll stand by with tissues.