It's always a good day when you catch wind of new music from prolific garage-rocker Ty Segall. In announcing a new self-titled album, Segall released its first single, a heartfelt, tender ballad called "Orange Color Queen."
It's no doubt quieter and much more intimate than the distorted guitar noise on Segall's last album Emotional Mugger, and boasts a softer psych-pop sound. Unlike his last, the new album, has Segall in the studio backed by a full band - Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and Ben Boye - which from the sounds of "Orange Color Queen" may lead to a new and refreshing departure from the raw candor we've become accustomed to with most of his releases.
In an email conversation with NPR, Segall says this about the new track:
"This is a love song for my girlfriend, Denée," Segall tells NPR Music in an email. "I've written her many, but I think this is my favorite. I travel around the world for a living and have developed a slight fear of flying. She's one of the things that makes it better for me to travel. Especially when she is with me. She has orange hair, and is my orange color queen. I rarely write songs like this, because it is so easy to sound disingenuous, but I think this one is pretty good. Thanks for listening."
This is Segall's second self-titled record. His first was his debut solo release in 2008. Listen to the new track below.