If you were expecting carols and tinsel from professional sad boy and would be guitar maestro Gabriel Black then better get back on that reindeer and piss off because “Hurricane” is about as far away from festive cheer as is humanly possible.

Permeated by the sort of morbid introspection we have come to associate with Black, “Hurricane” is a study of love lost and the subsequent feelings of dejection and fear that ensue in the aftermath. The comforting chugg of electric guitar blends seamlessly into the assured ebb and flow of Black’s confident vocal, delivering once again an intelligent and concise song equal parts musical feat and poetic triumph.

“Hurricane” is out now.