Photo: Daniel Prakopcyk
Following the release of "Chicken Tenders" in June, Dominic Fike has returned with the release of a new single, "Politics & Violence." Along with the single, Fike also released the music video for the track and announced his upcoming debut album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong.
The track opens with ominous swelling of ambient noise and ascends into a floating violin arpeggio. Humming synths swirl around his muffled vocals, creating a hazy anti-pop fever dream.
What "Politics & Violence" offers listeners is a peek into his imagination's stream of consciousness. His songwriting evokes a familiar sense of nostalgia, yet feels distinctly like an inside joke only Fike understands.
The accompanying visual for "Politics & Violence" arrives in the form of a serene time-lapse filmed on location in Scotland. The video weaves together mountain scenery and projector art into a breathtaking showcase of technology complementing nature.
Fike revealed in a statement last month that he chose to delay releasing new music out of respect for recent Black Lives Matter protests, writing, "Our tax dollars are paying for unfocused, undisciplined over-policing instead of going towards the people they're supposed to be protecting. I'd love to see all these fucked-up departments defunded."
What Could Possibly Go Wrong is slated for release on July 31 via Columbia Records.
Listen to "Politics and Violence" below: