“This is a song about searching for answers in an uncertain world,” says Mikal Cronin of “Shelter,” the new single off his upcoming album, Seeker. “It’s about the observer reluctantly stepping out of their comfort zone and looking around, while trying to keep their head straight. Musically, it’s dense and polyrhythmic. The string line weaves it all together for me. When writing a song with a lot of additive looping rhythmic parts, I think of Brian Eno.” The song is unlike anything we've heard from Cronin before, and he also notes that "Shelter" is not only the first song on the album, but that it also embodies the record both "both musically and thematically." The first line of the lyrics is also where the album title is from. Watch the video below.

Mikal out on tour with Shannon Lay this fall including a stop at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on November 20 (tickets). Upcated tour dates are listed below.

MIKAL CRONIN - 2019/2020 TOUR DATES
Fri. Oct. 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Wed. Nov. 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Nov. 8 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat. Nov. 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Sun. Nov. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Mon. Nov. 11 - Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
Thu. Nov. 14 - Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Fri. Nov. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Sun. Nov. 17 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Nov. 18 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Tue. Nov. 19 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Wed. Nov. 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Nov. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sat. Nov. 23 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 24 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Mon. Nov. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Tue. Nov. 26 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Wed. Nov. 27 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sat. Nov. 30 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sun. Dec. 1 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon. Feb. 10 - Munich, DE @ Milla
Tue. Feb. 11 - Cologne, DE @ Bumann & SOHN
Wed. Feb. 12 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. Feb. 13 - Aarhus, DK @ TAPE
Fri. Feb. 14 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Sat. Feb. 15 - Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
Mon. Feb. 17 - Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds
Tue. Feb. 18 - Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
Wed. Feb. 19 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
Thu. Feb. 20 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Fri. Feb. 21 - Brussels, NE @ Botanique
Sat. Feb. 22 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Mon. Feb. 24 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Tue. Feb. 25 - London, UK @ Moth Club
Wed. Feb. 26 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Thu. Feb. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Fri. Feb. 28 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Feb. 29 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin