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LISTEN: Jesu - 'Homesick'
The Quietus , August 23rd, 2013 11:46

New track from the project of Godflesh frontman Justin Broadrick.

'Homesick' is the opening track from Jesu's fifth album, a follow up to 2011's Ascension. Titled Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came, the forthcoming album is due to be released on Avalanche Recordings on September 23. Whilst 'Homesick' follows a distinct shoegaze metal sound, we're told that this album won't follow a familiar Jesu trajectory, but will instead combine the Jesu aesthetic with aspects of dub, post punk and electronica.

The announcement continues: 'The epic ‘The Great Leveller’, at over 17 minutes, is the boldest statement of the songs here - featuring the album's only other player besides Justin, Nicola Manzan, who commands a one man orchestra of strings, a new and welcomed feature. The song also lyrically deals with the existential drain that is early parenthood, since Justin became a father for the first time just before beginning work on this LP, and this life changing experience is mostly what this album examines thematically.'

Listen to 'Homesick' below: