Daily Distraction: Fall in the snow and get back up with S. Carey

Check out the wintry video for new single 'Break Me Open' ahead of the Bon Iver band member's forthcoming album and tour, including a May Columbus date

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
S. Carey

For years, singer and multi-instrumentalist S. Carey has been a constant presence in Justin Vernon's Bon Iver, often layering the songs with keys, synth and a delicate falsetto. Four years ago Carey released the album Hundred Acres, and today he announced a new LP, Break Me Open, out April 22 on Jagjaguwar.

The past few years have seen Carey mourn the death of his father and his marriage, but on the album's meditative, three-minute title track, released today, the musician finds ways to move forward even after being broken apart. 

"Change is good. ... Hard, but good. For many, to say the last two years have been difficult would be an understatement. Stress and uncertainty about life in general, family, friends, kids, even Mother Earth has grown exponentially. There is a heaviness to human consciousness right now, a darkness at the surface," Carey said in a statement. "Break Me Open is about love - past, present, and future. It's about fatherhood - the overwhelming feeling of deep love for my kids and the melancholy of watching them grow up right before my eyes. It's about accepting my faults and wrongdoings, exposing myself, and trying to know myself better than I did the day before. But above the darkness, it's a message of hope, honesty, and growth. It's a call to be vulnerable: Break Me Open."

Carey will kick off a national tour in late April, including a stop in Columbus at Rumba Cafe on May 13 with support from Courtney Hartman, who will also play in Carey's band.

Watch the relatable, snow-covered video for "Break Me Open" below.