Go ‘Swimming’ With a Trippy Tune by Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold

LORNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes performs on stage on day two of the Falls Music Festival on December 30, 2011 in Lorne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Robin Pecknold has shared a trippy new track, “Swimming,” recorded with drummer Neal Morgan. The Fleet Foxes songwriter has been mostly quiet since the band released Helplessness Blues in 2011, playing only the occasional new song in concert.

Pecknold’s reserved nature makes the arrival of this shimmering, wordless cut of psych-rock all the more exciting. Is “Swimming” a taste of a solo record to come, or just a blip on the old SoundCloud? Will there maybe, someday, eventually be more music from Fleet Foxes, or was their greatness… fleeting? No way to tell yet, but you can listen to the new song below.

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