Sneaks, the musical moniker of Washington D.C.'s Eva Moolchan, recently re-emerged with 'Beliefs', which professed "all I wanna do is start again." It was a mission statement for what was to come on album 3, which she has announced today: it's called Highway Hypnosis and comes out through Merge on January 25th. Along with that she's shared another new track called 'The Way It Goes'.

Like 'Beliefs' before it, 'The Way It Goes' shows Sneaks' moving down new sonic avenues while remaining true to the skeletal production and minimalistic vocals that we've come to know her for. At almost 3 minutes, 'The Way It Goes' is the longest song we've heard yet from Sneaks, and she uses the ample space to try out several new modes; throbbing bass blasts underscoring chintzy synth strings and flutes, wiggling together into a fluorescent confection. Moolchan flourishes in this space, beginning in her usual aloof style with beguiling couplets and a serene hook. However, coming into the song's final stretch she drops the facade somewhat and raps in full flow unlike we've heard from her before, expressing her youth and layering her voice in artful ways. Take a listen below.

Sneaks new album Highway Anxiety comes out January 25th on Merge, and you can pre-order the physical album from the Merge store. Moolchan is in London right now, so try to get down to one of these gigs and see her in the next couple of days:

Nov 01 London, UK – The Islington
Nov 02 London, UK – KOKO w/ Goat Girl
Nov 16 Seattle, WA – Freakout Fest
Feb 03 Washington, DC – Songbyrd