Detroit DIY artist Stef Chura has announced the follow up to Messes; her new record is called Midnight and is coming out on Saddle Creek on June 7th. The album was produced by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest, who previously worked with Chura on the track 'Degrees' (which will appear on Midnight). Along with the news of the album Chura has shared new song 'Method Man', which does indeed take initial inspiration from the rapper:

"A long time ago I was pondering the literal words "Method Man” while listening to Wu-Tang. There was a person in my life that I had a confusing array of emotions for, sometimes I was in love with him, I admired and looked up to him, I thought of him as superior to me. He was older than me and I was a teenager. At that age I experienced a titanic amount of anxiety that usually expressed itself as silence.

"This song was born out of a total frustration regarding a man who seemed "methodical" to me. He was literate. He waxed poetic. Almost do I say this…that you wanted to be condescending to you? As long as they were talking to you. He drank a lot of energy drinks and had this overall outlook that no one understood him. That he was in on some kind of cosmic secret that I couldn't get. He smoked so many cigs it stained his fingers yellow.

"He was always talking, and I was so enamoured with this person. I was always nervous to reply. He would go on and on for hours. He sometimes would look at me and be like "oh maybe you won't get this.... maybe you don't get this." I was too terrified to say much."

The resulting track 'Method Man' is appropriately stilted and awkward, given the story told above, but that works to Chura's advantage as she stutters a struts with unique style through the song. Driven by clattering percussion, Chura's guitars are muscular and whining in a mesh of electric magic that couples with her characterful vocal perfectly - before the song cuts half way. For the second half we're treated to a driving, fuzzed-out rocker, more akin to the gleeful noise we know her for.

Stef Chura's new album Midnight is out on June 7th through Saddle Creek.