“The ice she knows when it’s time to go, but I don’t…”
My new single comes out April 15th. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and actually much longer. The seed of this song began back in 2011 when I was touring on the east coast of the USA. It was early spring, and as I drove south from Maine, the snow and ice quickly disappeared, each mile tracking one more degree towards warmer weather and spring revival. I thought then about how the natural world clocks itself so closely to seasonal rhythms, how when it’s time, the ice simply goes, it doesn’t hang on. I sang a little line of lyric into my iphone voice memos that day. It would take seven years for the idea to find its home in this song, finally.
“When It’s Time to Go” was built from scratch in my home studio and my co-producer, engineer, and band, helped me translate my ideas onto a bigger canvas at The Sonic Temple Studio. Layers of piano, delayed electric guitars, and heavily fuzzed bass, make this track sound and feel like a moving glacier: heavy and slow, but absolutely unstoppable.
I’m so proud of the work we’ve made and I can’t wait for you to hear it. Check carmelmikol.com and all the places you listen to music on April 15th to hear it! The complete EP will be released later this summer.