Upon completing his sophomore album HaÃ§ienda, Expensive Looks’ Alec Feld shut himself off from the outside world. Locked in his room for three straight weeks, the New York native found solace in atmospheric film scores and orchestral pieces. That time alone with his record collection would inspire his upcoming EP, Northern Winds, due May 7th via Altitude.
“The idea of a short-film soundtrack grew on me,” Feld says of his experience flipping through symphonic soundtracks. “In no way is Northern Winds a soundtrack, but is rather a gasp for air, conceptualizing a pop single embedded within the margins of a soundtrack.”
Today, Feld shared the track “Ansel” from the EP. With a repetitive progression of synthesizers and percussion snapping in the background, the track is a woozy dance number, making you shuffle your feet as you simultaneously fear vertigo. Despite Felds’ claims of having “a really fucking short attention span,” his track clocks in at just under nine minutes; though through various peaks and valleys, it never looses steam. Brace your equilibrium, and click play below.