Iglooghost is back with Amu, a new single and video.

Recorded with a children’s choir, the song is about the ecosystem of an entity named Amu. To unlock the song, the UK artist, real name Seamus Malliagh, required his listeners to help him find four hidden stones that were scattered across ancient websites.

“I think loads of people around my age grew up immersed in these kinds of feral, infinite wormhole-like music communities online,” Malliagh tells XLR8R. “When I was 14, my friends and I would spend days doing ridiculous things like trading fake unreleased Odd Future beats for genuine ones, following breadcrumb trails of dead links and ancient profiles to grab demos from our favorite music people at the time. Mixing these kinds of experiences with storytelling and magic-realism was a really fun way to get tons of crazy weirdos in a chatroom cracking codes and spamming text at lightning speed.”

The video, directed by Luke Gibson and featuring 3D animation from Christopher Casey Denton, goes from a chip shop to a lime-green shrine on the outskirts of town. As Iglooghost and his hovering friend Amu venture the town’s transport networks, they begin to notice a lime-green gang of fiends following them.

Amu is Malliagh’s first solo material since 2018’s Clear Tamei and Steel Mogu EPs. Before that, he released his debut full-length with 2017’s Neō Wax Bloom. You can read more about him in his XLR8R feature here.


01. Amu

Amu is available now, with a stream below.