Bethany Vargas

Music maker Corey Regensburg (aka Moon Bounce) is releasing his new album this week, after nearly three years of silence.

The 10-track record, titled Skip Intro, is out Friday (Feb. 21), but it's premiering today on Variance. And while the followup to 2017 project Clean House maintains the "mutant-pop" producer, songwriter and vocalist's signature jangly sound and explosive production, it also finds Regensburg diving into more complex territory as he lets listeners into his struggles over the past few years.

"Skip Intro emerged as a flotation device in a sea of despair and confusion," he says. "After suffering a micropsychotic episode in 2017, I had the opportunity to rebuild my life in a new city. After discussing my situation with Tommy Lee via a chance encounter on Twitter, I was invited to move to Los Angeles to work on his solo record. This was a true gift to my mental health. Many of these tunes were written in between sessions with Tommy, which were always surreal and full of positive energy. I felt safe exploring a range of subjects including anxiety, sexuality, infidelity, perseverance, and conflicting philosophical ideas."

Skip Intro includes Moon Bounce's previously released tracks "Malm," "Better Now" and "Hook."

Hear the full album below.