“Smokestack City” by Billow Cloud

Today’s Song of the Day is the debut single from South London-based dream pop artist Billow Cloud (real name Billy Lash, not Bill O. Cloud as I had secretly hoped).

It is — of all things — a love letter to the industrial city of Gary, Indiana, USA, the smog-filled city he spied in the distance on road trips of his youth.

It’s a stunning track, no doubt honed and sharpened over the past 12 months while Billow Cloud was a regular on the London gig scene.