Russian-born/Toronto-raised Mikhail Galkin is back with his new single titled “In Life.” The song deals with themes of mental illness, specifically dealing with a friend with psychosis. Listen here
Having produced and played in a Toronto psych band Gitar, Russian-born/Toronto-raised Mikhail Galkin began making home studio solo recordings a few years ago, releasing the debut LP Chagrin Seasons along the way. Clear Customs marks a departure to a heavier sound. The record is about an underlying sense of paranoia about the splintering, polarized society, which at the same time is more globalized and surveilled than ever. The title track, a summation of the record’s theme, is about a seeping alienation that seems to be more pervasive in the current cultural and political climate. Feeling as though one is on the outside of history, being rewritten in real-time by strange folks with unfamiliar voices.