Starting as the DIY musical project of Brooklynite Adam Lytle, Quicksilver Daydream truly burst onto the music landscape with its debut LP Echoing Halls earlier this year. But the brooding psych-folk outfit is already preparing a new EP, A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame, which is due out on Feb. 9. The band's latest single, 'Ferryman,' is drawn from this collection, offering a preview of the EP's expanding sonics and lyrical insights.

According to Lytle, he drew inspiration for 'Ferryman' from the classic novel Siddhartha.

"I wrote Ferryman a few years ago after reading [Herman] Hesse's Siddhartha," says Lytle. "In the story, young Siddhartha meets a ferryman (Vasudeva) who acts as his guide, both across the river and towards enlightenment. In one beautiful moment he asks Siddhartha, 'Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.' This song is a reflection on the meaning of that idea."

Give 'Ferryman' a listen below.