Philly band Knifeplay announced their sophomore LP Animal Drowning last month, and today they've released its second and final single, "Ryan Song." Animal Drowning is due October 19 via Topshelf Records, and was initially introduced with shoegazey lead single "Promise." The song mixes earnest indie vocals reminiscent of Snail Mail with heavy distortion and a grungy breakdown, and explores life's purpose (or lack thereof) in its lyrics. Speaking about "Promise," songwriter and vocalist Tj Strohmer says:
We are all born to be free people and artists, meant to go after self-actualization. But we are spit out, scared and confused, into the spiritually emaciated modern world. Most people either follow what they’re taught is “practical” or just wither in that fear and confusion.