Alternative rock band Mazzy Star have returned with their first new material since the release of 2013’s Seasons of Your Day with a beautiful piano ballad titled, “Quiet, The Winter Harbor.” The single is the first taste of new music which is set to appear on their upcoming Still EP when it arrives on June 1, Consequence of Sound reports.
The brand new ballad can be heard in full via the audio-only video above. The song opens up with the haunting piano chords ringing out, only to be joined by singer Hope Sandoval’s equally hair-raising vocals starting around the :22 second mark. The upcoming 12" EP will reportedly include two additional new tracks, along with an alternative version of “So Tonight That I Might See” from their 1993 album by the same name.
Prior to the release of Seasons of Your Day, the band had not put out an album of new material since 1996’s Among My Swan. Now that the band are somewhat back together, a grown-up generation of millennial music fans should be more than ready for some new music from one of the most blissful soft rock bands of the 1990s.
Mazzy Star have been on hiatus over the last few years mostly due to Hope Sandoval’s ongoing side project, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, who released a full studio album in 2016 and toured throughout the latter part of 2017. The band was also forced to cope with the loss of their original drummer, Keith Mitchell, who died suddenly back in May of last year. Mazzy Star are set to take the stage together for their first public performance in five years this June when they take that stage at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in Australia for the city's VividLIVE Festival. There’s been no mention as to whether or not the band will tour Europe or North America in 2018 to promote Still.