London based indie pop rock musician Tobias Hayes (better known as Eugene Quell) has released a lonely melancholic new single “London Pollen” (which can be listened to here via SoundCloud) which will be on his upcoming EP “I Will Work the Land” that will be out on December 11th via Exploding in Sound/Sonic Anhedonic Recording Company.
“London Pollen” is one of those tracks where you feel like you’re being picked up and swayed by the guitar melody yet at the same time somewhat grounded by the more saddening lyrical content. It’s a rather odd sensation that reminds you of some of the more not so pleasant moments of your life where you remember more pleasant times, but they’re gone now unfortunately. There is nothing you can do but think back on them now. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:
“London Pollen” is its first single, and the muddled scale that repeats throughout doesn’t sound too far off from some of the short, ascendant interludes heard on the Velvet Underground’s self-titled full-length. “London Pollen” sounds like melancholic, fogged-in Sundays spent alone.
Get ready for a feel trip. “London Pollen” will get you there.