It's been 4 years since Mikal Cronin completed his trilogy of MC solo albums, and while he certainly hasn't been idle in the interim, it's always been a wonder if he'll return to his own work. Gladly, we today have the answer that he's got a new record called Seeker locked and loaded for release on October 25th through Merge. He's also shared the new track 'Show Me'.

‘Show Me’ is a song about feeling small in an overwhelming world,” says Cronin. “There's a not-quite-subtle hint of the Heartbreakers in the instrumentation and arrangement, having asked many friends to play or sing. It's one of my favoUrite songs from the album, I hope you like it too."

It's hard not to like anything Cronin does, as he's such a charming character - and that comes resounding out of his music. 'Show Me' is an instant winner, replete with big and warm guitar strums that set it sailing into a tale of personal frustration and yearning for exploration. As we follow Cronin on his mental journey, we're joined by dashing washes of string, perfectly coo'd backing vocals (from Shannon Lay, returning the favour), horns, playful piano and probably much more that we're yet to fully pick out. Once again Cronin shows that he's a master of writing a simple song and turning it into so much more through his excellent arrangement and production skills. Check it out below, along with the video.

Following the release of Seeker on October 25th, Mikal Cronin will be touring North America aplenty. He'll then be landing on European shores early next year to play these dates:

Feb 10th | Munich, DE - Milla
Feb 11th | Cologne, DE - Bumann & SOHN
Feb 12th | Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Feb 13th | Aarhus, DK - TAPE
Feb 14th | Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Feb 15th | Stockholm, SE - Nalen
Feb 17th | Oslo, NO - Ingensteds
Feb 18th | Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Feb 19th | Hamburg, DE - Molotow (SkyBar)
Feb 20th | Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Feb 21st | Brussels, BE - Botanique
Feb 22nd | Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Feb 24th | Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Feb 25th | London, UK - Moth Club
Feb 26th | Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Feb 27th | Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
Feb 28th | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Feb 29th | Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin