Longing marks “Monterey,” the shimmering first single from Grand Lake Islands‘ forthcoming Song from Far. A reminiscence borne of a break in winter’s chill, “Monterey” recounts the distance between singer/songwriter Erik Emanuelson and fiancée Robin Bacior who at the time was on tour in the song’s title area.
Emanuelson, a former New York English teacher, now calls Portland, Oregon home where he heads Grand Lake Islands. Song from Far, the collective’s sophomore album, will be released on 20 January.
Stream/download “Monterey” below.