New Mayans just dropped their debut single, “Universe”. A galactic rock ballad nostalgic of the love shared between two heavenly bodies, separated, with the hope to someday reunite. The track is the debut single from New Mayans’ upcoming full-length effort, Odyssey, a double concept album due out in 2016. Fearlessly exploring a myriad of complex topics, New Mayans are comfortable tackling all facets of the human condition. The lyrics navigate the blurred borders between fantasy and reality while trying to maintain its fragile state of sanity. Produced by Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Prince, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails), “Universe” surges immediately in the introduction with a fluttering synthesizer and a deep bass patch that establishes a cosmic atmosphere. The song resonates as New Mayans’ founder and head songwriter, Swiggy, pairs clean, anthemic guitar work with acoustic strumming, a nod to Bowie’s debut single, “Space Oddity”. As Swiggy sings, “we had a love that could have saved this world, and all the stars and moons in this lonely universe,” he constructs a narrative that nostalgically reminisces about an old flame set in an Orwellian future. Swiggy complements his darker musical inclinations inspired by The Pixies and Joy Division, with a surreal and avant-garde style that is stunning and impressive. “Universe” was recorded at The Magic Shop, known for flagship albums such as David Bowie’s secret album The Next Day, Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, and Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs.