Through a series of emotive, thoughtful releases on the Seattle-based Hush Hush imprint in past years, Secret School (a.k.a. Seattle native Andrew Sutherland) has made his moniker synonymous with a moody brand of house music. In his 2014 self-titled debut, Sutherland released a compelling declaration of intent that placed his dense sound among fitting label mates Kid Smpl and Chants. The producer's forthcoming Heal release, composed in the same year that Sutherland's father was diagnosed with cancer, spins a candid, introspective tale of separation and tragedy.
The album's title cut, an anthemic centerpiece to the eight track offering, is up for today's download. With an ambitious arrangement, gorgeous strings, and a healthy dose of atmospheric bliss, the lengthy tribute packs profound melancholia into its 11-minute run time.
Download via WeTransfer below, and preorder the digital release here, scheduled for August 5.