Phosphorescent, the Americana-tinged project of Brooklyn-based songwriter Matthew Houck, will release the follow-up to 2010’s Here’s To Taking It Easy on March 19 via Dead Oceans. The album is called Muchacho and it was primarily recorded in Mexico. “It sounds really cheesy,” says Houck in a press release. “But I went down there with a guitar and got a little hut on the beach in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula.”
The first single from the album, “Song For Zula,” is a patient, yearning track that finds Houck adding a delicate string section and some electronic drums to his typically austere folk palette. “Then I saw love disfigure me into something I’m not recognizing,” he sings.
Check it out, below.