Everything to know about ‘Telepath’ by Manchester Orchestra

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Manchester Orchestra released “Telepath” on April 28, 2021. It debuted at No. 18 on SiriusXM’s Alt18 Countdown on August 28, 2021. Loma Vista Recordings released the song as the third, and final, single off the band’s album, “The Million Masks of God.”

Lead singer Andy Hull described the song as the “ebb and flow of life long commitment to another person.”

Isaac Deitz directed the accompanying video. Here’s an acoustic performance by Hull.

Huw Baines profiled the band and its new album on Guitar.com. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

On their new record the band pick up one of A Black Mile to the Surface’s dangling threads and confront the full stop that’s up ahead in the distance for all of us. Guitarist Robert McDowell (who’s also Hull’s brother-in-law) lost his father to cancer in 2019, and his death reverberates throughout the monumental The Million Masks of God. “It was a very delicate time for everybody,” Hull continues. “Rob was in the thick of a storm. We were making this record during that. We were cautious and careful.

“The record was therapy for all of us”: Manchester Orchestra on the raw emotion at the heart of their new album, Guitar.com

Credits

Songwriter: Andy Hull

Producer: Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, Catherine Marks, Ethan Gruska

Record label: Loma Vista Recordings

Lyrics

In my mind, you are an old empty apartment
Sitting on your mother’s table next to you is her
Carving out our names into each piece of wood and concrete
Told her I don’t have a lot, babe, but you can have my soul

Baby, do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
No, no, no

In your mind, this is some new and glorious morning
And you ain’t ever gonna let nobody take that light again
Everyone I know is slowly falling in the ocean
I don’t want to be the next to row, I never learned to swim

Baby, do you love me?
Baby, do you love me?
Baby, do you love me?
No, no, no

In my mind, you are the road I chose to travel
Might as well have been the very last thing I decide
Half the time I’m lost, afraid that you’re just borrowed
It don’t matter much to me, man, I’m not afraid to die

Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want now, want when I am old
Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want now, want when I am old

When I’m falling
When I’m falling

Official Video

Related Links

ManchesterOrchestra.com

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Discography

Wiki

Genius – Telepath

3 thoughts on “Everything to know about ‘Telepath’ by Manchester Orchestra

    1. Yes. Unfortunately Dustin has been MIA for a little over a month now. We’re hoping that he’s swamped with work and it’s nothing too serious. In the meantime, if you’re wanting to stay updated with the Alt 18 countdown list, we do post those in his Discord server. You can find a link to it in the main page in one of the entries.

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