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Brooklyn-based artist LANKS is today sharing an incredible new track called "The Silence."

The song is actually a collaboration with his cousin, fellow Variance favorite RY X, and it's been a few years in the making. It comes ahead of the second part of LANKS' double album SPIRITS, of which the second half arrives tomorrow (Feb. 19).

"I co-wrote this song in 2018 with my cousin RY X out in a very wild and beautiful area near L.A. where he lives," recalls LANKS. "I've felt connected and inspired by Ry's artistic works the past few years, and with that kind of universe in mind, I went back to Australia and produced this one to emulate the same sonic realm."

He adds: "My good friend Xavier Dunn added the cello after I sent it to him—I love giving good musicians freedom to immerse themselves in something and bring their own voice to it."


Hear "The Silence" below and stay tuned for the full album tomorrow.