Corey Flood announce debut LP Hanging Garden, share lead single “Heaven Or”
Local indie rock trio Corey Flood just announced their debut LP, Hanging Garden, out September 4 on Fire Talk Records. As part of the album announcement, they also dropped a track and video for lead single “Heaven Or.”
“Heaven Or” is a laid-back, dreamy track, featuring the meditative vocals of Ivy Gray-Klein, a steady rhythm, and an end that arrives suddenly and without fanfare. The video, by contrast, throws itself into sensory overload, with heavy use of colors and multiple moving images layered over each other. Together, the music and video capture the feeling of dissociating through life, living through the filter of numbness.
“This song touches on themes that ripple throughout the album, like getting stuck in cyclical thoughts and struggling to articulate emotions,” says Gray-Klein. “There was a period when I was disassociating a lot and just felt so numb and passive to everything happening around me. To try and counteract this I experimented with reckless choices just to try and feel something or ‘wake myself up,’ which was really at odds with my natural inclination towards caution. The refrain ‘I know what I saw’ is a sort of an internal monologue in the face of others’ shifting narratives. It’s an affirmation to myself that my experience is real, my knowledge can be trusted, I know what I saw.”
Hanging Garden aims to continue the themes established in “Heaven Or,” reflecting Gray-Klein’s personal journeys through uncertainty and anxiety. It further aims to lean into the band’s influences, from Throwing Muses and Helium to The Fall and Liz Phair.
Watch the video for “Heaven Or” below.