St. Paul & The Broken Bones shared another preview of their upcoming album, The Alien Coast, on Tuesday with the single “Minotaur”. The Alien Coast is out on January 28th via ATO Records.

The dreamy single finds its footing in a guitar loop that guitarist Browan Lollar dreamed up on a tour bus in Europe. Frontman and onetime aspiring preacher Paul Janeway delivers a falsetto sermon of lyrics inspired by Pablo Picasso‘s use of a minotaur as an alter ego in a series of paintings. The song’s poetic verses confront issues of identity and trauma, as Janeway belts, “Innocence is lost by violent decay/Stuck inside the maze all the mundane.”

“‘Minotaur’ is about fearing something within you, and the loneliness that comes from that,” Janeway said in a statement. “Especially if you grew up in an abusive situation, there can be this feeling of having something in you that you don’t want to encounter or even recognize.”

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Listen to the new St. Paul & The Broken Bones single “Minotaur” below and watch an in-studio performance video. The clip was shot at Ol Elegante studios in the band’s hometown of Birmingham, AL. The ensemble will return to the road on January 26th for a special record store gig at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA ahead of a show at Seasick Records in Birmingham, AL the following day, culminating in a The Alien Coast release party at Grimey’s in Nashville. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Minotaur”

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Minotaur” (Official Live Session)

“Minotaur” Lyrics

innocence is lost by violent decay
stuck inside the maze all the mundane
Minotaur baby smell him in the room
Minotuar baby bringing all the pain

I know I am going to down with you
am i going with you

Oh my did you see it move
oh my did you lose your cool

blood is splattered on the back of the door
wish I never found you kissing the floor
Minotaur baby destruction in its wake
Minotaur baby I don’t want to stay

I can’t believe that’s inside me

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