Amen Dunes recently announced his fifth album Freedom with the release of new single 'Miki Dora', an ode to the famous surfer. The second cut to be taken from the album is 'Blue Rose', which tackles a more difficult and personal topic of his paternal relationship.

That's not to say that 'Blue Rose' is a heavy song, as musically it is lighthearted and even slightly tropical, coasting on popping percussion and brilliantly glowing synths. Damon McMahon is impassioned as ever on vocals, but shows poise as he gradually builds up his emotion as the song progresses through its vivid imagery. He opens up about the ways he would combat the unpredictability of his irresponsible father; "When evening comes, I go call up the band/ We play religious music, don’t think you’d understand man." 'Blue Rose' goes through the motions as McMahon recalls his father, getting riled up and also sentimental, ending on the simple summation "You weren’t much a man to me, but you’re the only one I ever had."

'Blue Rose' comes accompanied by a video shot by Alex Goldberg in Queens, NY, and depicts a younger version of McMahon finding himself in the unusual surroundings. Watch and listen below.

Amen Dunes' new album Freedom comes out through Sacred Bones on March 30th and can be pre-ordered here. He will be playing a select few UK dates at the end of April/start of May, seen below.

Amen Dunes UK dates:
30 Apr – Brighton @ Prince Albert
1 May – Leeds @ Headroom House
2 May – London @ Omeara