Hunterchild recently announced the arrival of their self-titled debut album out May 13 on Temporary Residence Ltd. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Luke Aaron Jones and fellow Dreamers of the Ghetto alum Marty Sprowles picked up the pieces from their previous project and pared down their scope into something more intimate, more introspective. Jones’ vocals are more arresting than ever, indebted to the rich well of electronic R&B explorations from a similar orbit as James Blake, Junior Boys and The Weeknd in their most powerful moments as well giving nods to vintage Peter Gabriel, Prince and Depeche Mode. Co-produced with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang), Hunterchild’s eponymous debut album contains everything from beat-heavy sexploits (Part Time), tostark falsetto professions (Aching).
The latest piece of the forthcoming 11 track Hunterchild puzzle is Time Traveling Lover, an upbeat album cut that doesn’t sacrifice any of the intimacy heard throughout. In fact, it’s an album cut that perhaps shifts gears from the chilly underpinning of the previous single Aching, to something more palpable for the spring time and certainly more appropriate for quickly rising spring time temperatures. Spin premiered the track here and previously the slow-burning first single Aching hit The Fader and Noisey.
The Bloomington-based duo is comfortable in their own skin in a way that’s almost unheard of for debut artists. Equally complicated, heartbreaking and revelatory, Hunterchild bares an emotional fearlessness that only comes from a devotion to the light in the face of total darkness.
The album is now available for pre-order here.