Today, singer Madeline Follin and multi-instrumentalist Brian Oblivion, best known as Cults, released a new single titled “Spit You Out” along with an accompanying music video. Co-produced by Cults and Shane Stoneback, mixed by John Congleton and mastered by Heba Kadry, the track marks a new direction for the New York duo. “In the past, I’d never brought my own music to the table because I was just too shy,” Follin admits. “Spit You Out” is the first song to be entirely co-written, produced, sung and co-produced by Follin. The result is a radical reimagining of the band’s usual sound, style and dynamic.
The Mukbang and ASMR-inspired music video features Follin eating a wide variety of food, like tacos, noodles, spicy Cheetos and ice cream, in front of default Zoom backgrounds. “On this single we tried on some of our more left field influences from the exotica sounds of Esquivel to Nine Inch Nails style heaviness,” Cults explains. “It focuses on parasitic relationships and breaking away from toxic patterns of interaction. We never imagined it would relate to a worldwide pandemic.” The rock-infused track sees Follin attempting to untangle herself from an unhealthy state of dependence. “A host doesn’t want you to feel/But it doesn’t see,” Follin sings. “Devotion will make you weak/While they grow strong.”
Check out “Spit You Out” below and stay tuned for more releases from Cults.
— Cults (@CultsCultsCults) June 24, 2020