American musician and singer songwriter Greg Dulli, better known for his work with his band Afghan Whigs, announced the release of a solo album. Random Desire is out on February 21st, 2020 via Royal Cream and BMG Records. According to the press release, The title is a play on “random selection,” which refers to a process that researchers use to pick participants for a study. When using this method, every single member of a population has an “equal chance of being chosen as a subject.”

Recontextualized, it allows us to realize the randomness of existence, the odd alchemy of emotions, chemistry, and circumstance that baffle us to no end. The reasons why artists write songs and why listeners need them. And even if the answers are evasive, that’s no excuse to quit searching.

Pantomima” is the first excerpt. Listen below.