When I interviewed Cut Worms’ Max Clarke back in October, we spoke about musical influences, the songwriting process, and more. Clarke has a new single out today called “Till Tomorrow Goes Away” on Jagjaguwar, produced by Jason Finkel. Shuffling drums, layered acoustic guitars and doubled vocals add to 1950’s rhythmic swing, while lyrics like “I lie awake in bed / going over the things I said / I’d say them all again / if I thought you’d spend just one more night with me alone” gives the song a narrative, personal side. Clarke’s music always has this confessional-feel lyrically: as the listener, the words help us better understand the way his thoughts work. The track builds with twangy lead guitars and harmonies and you can’t help but sway to the nostalgic rhythm. Cut Worms is that perfect marriage between the old and the new, showcased beautifully on this new single.
Listen to “Till Tomorrow Goes Away” below.