On 'Shepherd', the first single from Magic Island's debut album Like Water, the Berlin singer-songwriter ebbs between elements of pain and misty openness. Together, the colliding elements mesh a portrait of swirling distance, both harmonic and masterfully separated.

The vocals, instrumentation, and production don't necessarily mash together immediately, however, over time, each careening difference becomes a tool for Magic Island, crafting a massive scope that's both intriguing and mysterious.

Listen to 'Shepard' below and look out for Magic Island's new album Like Water, debuting this March via Mansions And Millions.