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More than a year after releasing their debut album Komorebi, slenderbodies returned Wednesday with new music.

They have shared their blissful new single "cherry blossom," and while it comes in the middle of December, it seems to hint at a busy 2021 for the duo made up of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack.

“We went in the studio with Jeremy from Marian Hill at the top of the year and he was working with a ton of granular synthesis on vocals and foley samples," the pair recalls. "If you’re unfamiliar, this kind of synthesis involves taking a really small sample (a 'grain') of a sound and warping it through repetition or stretching. You end up with these really wild sonic characteristics by focusing on such a atomic piece of the sound."

They continue: "We were super inspired by this, so when we sat down to write 'cherry blossoms' we wanted to apply the same technique to our guitar. Every synth in the song is some amalgamation of vocals or guitar, granularized and melded with other found sounds. The lyrics and story of 'cherry blossom' reflect this creative process as our protagonist finds themselves looking for the little beauties around them like patterns colors and nature."

Hear the song below.