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Listen: Zeus’ new song “Straight Through The Light”

on August 07, 2014, 5:02pm

Having spent much of their existence exploring all things ’70s rock, Toronto’s Zeus instead set their sights on more “heartfelt pop” with their upcoming fourth album, Classic Zeus. Lead single “Miss My Friends” certainly seemed a profound step in that direction, stripped of all the past grit and grim in favor of a breezy, radio-friendly aesthetic.

Even still, Zeus haven’t abandoned their messier side entirely, as they demonstrate with “Straight Through The Light”. Like its predecessor, this latest track is both heartfelt and poppy, a mix of feel-good group harmonies, slow-churning guitars, and messages of hope and peace more uplifting than the tightest hug. Yet under the warm outer surface, there’s tinges of psychedelia and bits of Eagles folk rock that give the track a bit more weight and oomph.

Watch the accompanying visualizer below, wherein the song is blasted through a beat-up old boombox.

Classic Zeus is due out September 2nd via Arts & Crafts. In support, the band will be on tour starting in September. Consult their full schedule here.

Classic Zeus Tracklist:
01. Where Is My Love
02. Miss My Friends
03. Everybody’s Got One
04. Bonnieview
05. First One In
06. Straight Through The Light
07. Old Enough To Know
08. 27 Is The New 17
09. One Line Written In
10. You Could Have A Lover
11. Throw It On The Fire

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