– featured image courtesy of margo dellaquila –
tyler costolo’s output as two meters has been spare but incredibly affecting thus far. his debut single, “left behind,” shrouds traumatic loss in a colossal soundscape built on an unassuming foundation of acoustic guitar and vocals, a glimpse of his forthcoming self-titled extended play.
the magnitude of the aforementioned project has been further clarified by “captive audience,” which doubles down on the affectations provided by hushed guitar and vocals while exploring the ramifications of a physical altercation. costolo’s labelmate pastel again makes an appearance, this time singing whispered harmonies as the track soaks in its implications. with its distant, dissonant piano undercurrents coursing through the texture, “captive audience” retains a haunting aura complementary to the catharsis of its predecessor.
two meters is due out june 15th via very jazzed. take a listen to “captive audience” below.