Huron John's Optimism Is Infectious on New Single "Arthur"
Photo By: Chase Denton
A year has passed since Huron John released his debut album Apocalypse Wow, but this week the Chicago phenom returns to us with an upbeat new track. "Arthur" is the first exciting single from Huron John's upcoming sophomore LP, Cartoon Therapy, which is set to be released later this year. The track is a testament to Huron John's vital creative spirit, and his willingness to explore new styles with his signature candor and optimism.
Decorated in washed-out guitar grooves, "Arthur" is the indie-pop anthem we need as we hold out desperately for spring's arrival. With thumping kicks and slick pop vocals, Huron John weaves a sweet and sentimental narrative of a chance encounter turned romantic affair. "Arthur" has an off-kilter quirkiness that pairs well with Huron John's infectious confidence, especially as he guides the listener through his own neo-vintage daydream. Over a simultaneously relaxed and dancy mix, Huron John sings about budding romance, the nostalgia of youth, and getting lost together. "Arthur" incorporates music styles of both the past and present to create a summery pop track that is entirely unique, offering fans a ray of sunshine when sunny days are few and far between.
Though it seems like just yesterday fans were treated to Apocalypse Wow, there is no doubt that many are ravenous for new music from Huron John. "Arthur" is the perfect way to open the floodgates for a new record, as the track does more than just offer listeners a sense of optimism from the young creative. In many ways, the tender cheerfulness of Huron John's newest single reflects an authentic motivation to create art, as seen through his recent work designing magazines and clothing. With a video for "Arthur" on the way, we can't help but share in his excitement and speculate what will accompany Cartoon Therapy once it releases.