On February 2nd, Luis Vasquez, AKA The Soft Moon, will be releasing his debut record for Sacred Bones titled Criminal, which follows 2015s excellent Deeper. With just a little less than two weeks before the album’s release, Vasquez has released new single “Choke”. Check it out below:

According to Vasquez,

I created ‘Choke’ as a theme song to my recurring corruptive behavior,” Luis Vasquez explains of the song’s inspiration. “It’s emblematic of my sleepless nights, wandering the streets of Berlin like some paranoid animal, while capturing the unbearable sound of my pulsating heart deep inside my chest. Full of ego and full of fear at the same time”

Criminal is shaping up to be The Soft Moon’s most confessional work to date, with Vasquez working through issues of guilt associated with a rough upbringing. Working once more with Maurizio Baggio, who produced ‘Deeper’, at La Distilleria in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, ‘Criminal’ sees Vasquez further explore putting his lyrics at the forefront and letting his raw emotions flow. The album is Vasquez’s way of holding himself accountable and seeking redemption for the abuse he inflicts on himself and acknowledges roots in the abuse which, inflicted upon him as a child, broke him.

Criminal is out February 2nd. You can still preorder it here.