Astronauts ETC at Rickshaw Stop, by Brittany O'Brien
Astronauts etc. (photo: Brittany O’Brien)

Oakland-based indie electronic arranger Astronauts, etc. has released the latest single “The Room” from his forthcoming album Living in Symbol. Out July 27, Living in Symbol brings Anthony Ferraro’s writing with co-production by Chaz of Toro y Moi.

“Addiction, depression, unhealthy love, bad ideology,” said Ferraro of the new single. “They’re all rooms that can start to feel like home, with its safety and familiarity, if you spend enough time in them. I wrote this song while watching my good friend try and fail to leave such a room. I hoped to represent both sides in the song – the comfort, even euphoria, of being in the room, and the dread of realizing you may never leave.”

Listen below.

Astronauts etc. already released the single “The Border” earlier this month to positive reviews. The classical pianist turned electronic producer tours with Toro y Moi when he’s not making his own music. Catch Living Symbol next month.