Back from a summer of touring through the US and Europe, Michael Malarkey returns with his sophomore EP, Knots; a fresh set of songs that tap into the pulse of the beating heart of humanity and bear the inner soul of an artist in poetic reflection. The album’s official release date is set for January 15 with a digital version available November 20 via Cap on Cat Records and the first track “Dancing in the Grey” becomes available for download on November 6.
In ‘Knots,’ Malarkey muses on the many tangles, binds and mysteries of modern romance through infectious melodies and provocative lyrics, which are his trademark. “Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror,” writes Rilke, in one of Malarkey’s favourite poems. These songs take you to those places where both the light and the darkness are stitched together – leaving listeners to reflect on the polarities in life and love while opting for the greater fullness that acceptance of the struggle brings. “Just keep going. No feeling is final,” Rilke concludes the poem.