Sometimes reality is hard to cope with. I used to use alcohol to take me out of it. It was a quick and easy—albeit painful—way to escape my inner wounds and external circumstances. Music had always been enjoyable for me, healing even, but it was always coupled with booze, and as soon as that ethanol slipped into my veins I was detached from even the music. When I stopped medicating myself, music became more; it became something essential to my mental health. Whether it allows me to cry, release anger, or wrap my soul in loving sonic arms like this JAKOB BATTICK track, “Slow Motion Heavy Syrup,” we’re premiering today, I truly feel the power of sound for the first time in my life. After attending hundreds of shows in my life, I’d call that a miracle. I’m immersed in the beautiful, languid, psychedelic folk that Jakob has created on his new release Rabbit’s Moon that’s out today. His sounds take me out of the everyday bullshit and allow me to quiet my mind and settle into a place of pure, blissful consciousness. I hope our stream of “Slow Motion Heavy Syrup” does this for you today.