Shepherds, the super group composed of guitarist Jonathan Merenivitch, bassist Peter Cauthorn of Mood Rings, and drummer Adrian Switon of the George Bataille Battle Cry have released an ambient and immersive new single “Reverie” (which can be listened to via Stereogum here) which will be on their upcoming record “Exit Youth” via Muckman Records on October 23rd.
Listening to “Reverie” makes you feel like you’re just easily floating down a gentle river with the sky lit up in so many vibrant evening hues. You kind of lose track of where you are and you kind of just slip away in the best way possible. No longer do you feel the troubles and weight of your every day life. In this moment you are at peace and safe from everything. Stereogum further describes the track saying:
A reverie isn’t a slumber, yet it is not wide-eyed consciousness either. It lies balanced between the two, the state of a peaceful and blissful daydream, of getting lost in your thoughts and ideas. This notion of a dreamlike stupor is perfectly embodied in “Reverie”, the new single from post-punk band Shepherds. The song floats and shimmers in gentle waves, its ethereal sounds drawing from synthpop, shoegaze, R&B, and noise-rock.
I could easily see being able to fall asleep to this song if it were on repeat. This is truly relaxing.