the follow-up to majical cloudz’ breakthrough impersonator is just around the corner; the montreal-based duo will release are you alone? next friday via matador records. the album’s two singles thus far – “silver car crash” and its title track – have handled romance in an unabashed and more optimistic manner than the material found throughout impersonator, and “downtown” all but solidifies this new trend. devon welsh’s emphatic sentiments about the simple pleasures of being in love are filtered through his upfront, matter-of-fact brand of lyricism and coupled with matthew otto’s ascending synth harmonies and whispering drum beats, “downtown” becomes one of the most uplifting majical cloudz songs in their canon. welsh and otto again teamed with frequent collaborator neil corcoran to shoot a black-and-white, off-the-cuff music video for “downtown.” check it out below.