After the announcement that he was to leave Emeralds in January this year, multi-instrumentalist Mark McGuire is back with a new track, and an album tentatively titled The Journey Towards Being slated for release in "the near future."

New cut 'The Instinct' is certainly impressive, opting for a sprawling slow-builder that in many ways falls into post-rock conventions. The extended mix track morphs and grows for its 12-minute span quite majestically with eerie synths and washes of guitar, and a focus on the feeling of the track's instrumental rather than any real melody or theme.