The Canadian Avant-garde folk artist, Mappe Of – a moniker for Tom Meikle – is today sharing his mesmerising new single, Faesulae. Released on the heels of ‘Unkno’, this is the third single to be taken from the forthcoming album, The Isle Of Ailynn, which is due for release on November 1, 2019 via Paper Bag Records.
Recorded at Bathouse Studio, Ontario (operated by the multi-award-winning Canadian band, The Tragically Hip) with longtime collaborator Will Crann and engineer Nyles Spencer (Broken Social Scene, Gord Downie), The Isle of Ailynn documents a fantasy world through nine different landscapes that draw parallels between a mythological space and everyday conflicts, troubles and fears within our lives. ‘Faesulae’ pulls on an array of electronics, finger-picked guitar and surging percussion, structurally diving through crescendos and varying degrees of tempo, further demonstrating Meikle’s rich musical understanding.
Speaking about the new single which outlines another of the forthcoming album’s nine idiosyncratic land- scapes, Meikle says: “‘Faesulae is the return home, adventure weary, battle worn, empty handed. It’s about setting out for answers and returning with more questions. Though you’ll have to wait for the full album ver- sion for the dust to settle completely.”
The Isle of Ailynn looks to follow-on from the Toronto-based artist’s critically acclaimed 2017 debut, A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone (tipped by Stereogum, NPR, Consequence of Sound and Paste) marking a more focused theme and progressive understanding of genre and songwriting. Meikle’s debut release found him opening for the likes of Martha Wainwright and Bahamas whilst amassing over five-million streams on DSPs. UK dates are set to follow the new release in early 2020, these to be announced shortly.