Song of the Week: Erland Cooper – “Maalie”

With beautiful ambiance, “Maalie” is the perfect track for recovery after a busy Thanksgiving holiday.

After extended time spent with friends and relatives and more food than you thought possible to consume, Erland Cooper’s new song is a beautiful, calming piece to lose yourself in. It’s a mostly instrumental track that reflects the feeling of growing up in nature, and returning to that sparse setting after the bustle of city life. Lovely, icy piano melodies are plucked out over melancholy violin and atmospheric guitar. Soprano Charlotte Greenhow provides some ghostly vocals to create a truly spiritual presence. Relax, close your eyes and dive into the music.

“Maalie,” which arrives ahead of a 2018 album, is available now.