Giving us taste of his upcoming album Love Over Will, set to be released on January 22 via R&S Records, Alex Menzies (a.k.a. Alex Smoke) has shared the track "Manacles." Menzies has been hard at work constructing this album in his Glasgow studio—and during this recording process back in late June of last year, XLR8R was fortunate enough to receive an hour of gorgeous, mostly ambient music from Alex Smoke as part of our weekly podcast series. His set managed to reach the number four spot in our Best Podcasts of 2015 review, which can be streamed here.
As with his 2011 release under the Wraetlic guise, Love Over Will sees Menzies creating a palette of otherworldly strings, distortion, clicks and synths, which act as a bed for his voice. You can stream the album cut "Manacles" in full below.
Be sure to check out more from Alex Smoke by going to his SoundCloud page here.