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Blinker the Star Releases Breakup-Fueled Single Ahead of New LP

'Love Oblast' will be released Nov. 10
Photo: Victor Malang

Blinker the Star‘s Jordon Zadorozny utilizes a breakup as fuel for new music on the wistful “Walk Through the Park,” the third single from his upcoming 11th studio album Love Oblast, due Nov. 10.

“In the aftermath of my relationship, I wanted to devote my energy to something constructive, so I decided to capture a musical snapshot of that moment in my life while taking stock of the last few years too,” says Zadorozny of “Walk Through the Park,” which follows the singles “Siren” and “Touch.”

 

Love Oblast was recorded at Zadorozny’s home studio in rural Ontario, which sits on 50 acres of farmland. “I see it as a quasi-concept record,” he says. “To be as of the moment as possible, I gave myself a four-week deadline within which to finish it — here are my emotional, musical and intellectual preoccupations restricted to one month in time. I had already finished the advance singles, but the lion’s share of the record was done in September.”

Zadorozny made headlines last year when he told SPIN the backstory of how he and Medicine’s Brad Laner ended up being credited as co-writers on Lindsey Buckingham’s “Swan Song,” a track on the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist’s 2021 solo album.