Young Jesus, the project of the musician John Rossiter, shares a new single entitled "The Weasel." This follows the well-received 2022 LP Shepherd Head, a record Pitchfork described as "Young Jesus at its most personal." The new single feels like an evolution of that record's sound, sharing a stripped down instrumentation and a striking vulnerability in Rossiter's vocal performance, but where Shepherd Head created immersive soundscapes using lo-fi recordings, found sounds and scant electronics, "The Weasel" moves towards delicately arranged organic textures, creating something lush and natural-feeling from unassuming building blocks.
Rossiter says of the track: "This tune is shrouded in mist for me. With Albon’s bass frequencies cloaking the song, it feels a bit like The Beatles playing at a burial. And that is what it is— an examination of what happens when we bury the darkness within ourselves. That darkness becomes the soil through which evil can flower. That being said, I feel this song came from somewhere beyond my understanding and it has a deep and ineffable power when I hear it. Like a dream."
Release Date: December 5th, 2023
1. The Weasel