Minneapolis-based Author have been a bit quiet since the release of IIFOIIC but they’ve resurfaced with a slightly different lineup and a consequent change in sound. “Blur” deviates from the art-pop stylings of its predecessor, as well as the ambient-styled indie flavor of earlier releases. Instead, it is a juggernaut, urgent and dynamic, glistening with power. It’s the sort of track that would fit well on a sports game soundtrack. There’s no apparent hook, but instead listeners are graced with interwoven passages of drum and bass styled electronic mixed with perhaps a bit of Radiohead-esque prog rock. It’s an interesting blend and certainly is a new direction for the group. Check it out below and let us know what you think.