With a selection of critical acclaim for his 2015 album, “Zen Summer“, Long Island’s Cloud (Tyler Taormina and friends) is preparing the release of a new album titled, “Plays With Fire”. Gone is the warm dream-pop, replaced with quiet optimism and a greying nostalgia.
Wildfire is the just-released lead single featuring a frantic bouquet of processed looping beats and an ever-rising guitar that spirals into the unknown. Amongst the psychedelic honeycomb of fluid, melting, dissolvent textures is Taormina howling with the relatable existential dread that we experience as we conclude our day in the safe rapture of our bed in this coffin we call home, asking ourselves, “is this it?” While he may assert, “every light’s racing towards the ends of everything,” the aforementioned quiet optimism rests in the contours of Cloud’s new direction.
Joining the single is an equally vibrant self-directed video with rapid shots of Los Angeles characters having a good time, with a slightly sinister touch.