Cullen Omori — former frontman of Smith Westerns — released the first single, “Cinnamon,” off his upcoming solo album since the band’s “indefinite hiatus” back in 2013. Fans have patiently waited for new music, and they’re prayers are finally answered. Omori’s debut solo album, New Misery, will arrive March 18th.
The track definitely has a different vibe from Omori’s previous work, setting fire to a couple of Smith Westerns posters in the music video. “Cinnamon” does have that certain signature cross between glam-rock and indie-pop tinted with a shade of nostalgia that Smith Westerns fans have mourned. Omori’s resurrection combined with the fairly simple lyrics and melody make for a pretty catchy pop song.