Eric Benoit will release his sophomore album on January 26th. The new album, Heartrender, finds him maintaining the cinematic style of his first album while drawing inspiration from a variety of styles. Thematically, Heartrender is a heavy affair and tells the story of a ruinous, short-lived relationship. The album documents Benoit’s attempt to come to terms with sexual trauma. Today, we premiere the album single, “Taos”, a slow burner that ignites into a fiery climax. Listen to it below and check out what Benoit had to say about the song.
Eric Benoit on the song:
“Taos” is a song about longing, and distance, about falling for someone and being too far away to reach them. It’s bittersweet — a moment of beauty and clarity in an otherwise dark album, and a departure from my usual electronic work. I needed a mellow guitar to tell this story, to convey the fragile innocence the song describes. It’s a song about New Jersey, New Mexico, and the many miles in between.