LISTEN TO THIS: Cumulus returns with single "Retreat"

June 12, 2018

Supported by Rainier Beer:

It has been a little while since we got new music from local band Cumulus. The wait is over and it was so worth it.

Over the last year or so I have noticed that Cumulus frontwoman Alexandra Niedzialkowski has been popping up on more bills around town either as the band or playing solo. This just spiked the anticipation that new music was on the horizon. While there is a new Cumulus record in the works (more on that possibly this Sunday when Alex comes by Locals Only) today greeted us with great news as NPR premiered the new Cumulus stand-alone single "Retreat."

So yes. Cumulus is finally back with new music. It's more than that though. It's a very reasonable request. Perhaps it's also a simple reminder of something none of us should ever need to be reminded about.

Boundaries, dude. 

On “Retreat” Cumulus is saying something important. So important that at least half the population has undoubtedly felt the frustration illustrated in this song.

"Retreat" is an anthem that should cement in your mind that you aren't really entitled to the attention, time, or anything else from anyone else regardless of what you think you know or the drink you tried to buy them. 

Now, I first heard this song about three weeks ago and have listened to it more times than I can count. Each time it seemed to put me in a different head space and soak me in different emotions that didn’t always feel great. And that not great feeling is totally ok because that not great feeling is the reminder that I, or anybody else, shouldn’t really need.

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