Daily Distraction: Get lost in 'Catacombs' with Fog Lake

The new song is from Aaron Powell's forthcoming album, Tragedy Reel, out later this month

Joel Oliphint
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Cover art for Fog Lake's forthcoming album, "Tragedy Reel"

I know what you're thinking. Sufjan Stevens announced a series of ambient releases today. Surely Joel will write about it for today's Daily Distraction, right? Not so fast! You can't pigeonhole me. This is a different band specializing in moody, aching songs — Newfoundland solo artist Fog Lake!

"The song describes the baggage and fallout of unrequited love through the filter of addiction and self-destruction," said Fog Lake's Aaron Powell of "Catacombs," a new song released in advance of forthcoming album Tragedy Reel, out April 23. "I wrote it on my 27th birthday. It's one of those songs that seemed to write itself."

So yeah, it isn't Sufjan, but if you're a fan of Elliott Smith or Angelo De Augustine or just the mental image that the name "Fog Lake" conjures up, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this gorgeous tune. Listen to "Catacombs" below.