Today we are pleased to join forces with These People for the premiere of their new single “Brain Clouds,” a haunting track that gets underneath your skin with the eerie vocals and minimalistic music reminiscent of No Name and King Crimson.
Of the otherworldly “Brain Clouds,” Penzone commented, “This song is about unconditional love, specifically between people and their pets. It was one of my favorite songs on the EP to record. It was originally intended to be more stripped-down but it escalated very quickly”.
The track features beautifully haunting back-up vocals from Walter Schriefels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Dead Heavens). “Brain Clouds” is taken from These People’s upcoming EP, ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, due out Friday, October 18th.
Singer, songwriter and producer TJ Penzone started These People as a solo project after the break-up of his band Men, Women, & Children (Warner Bros/Reprise records). Not wanting to be tied down to any specific line-up, the live band has a constant rotation of musicians but the songs are primarily written, recorded, performed & produced by TJ, with additional instrumentation, and co-production by his brother Rick Penzone (Color Film, MWC). Although the music is influenced by many genres, there is a common theme of primal rhythms, angular guitars, synthesized overtones, and ethereal vocals that tie all the different types of songs together.