Demise Cab For Cutie have shared ‘Foxglove By way of The Clearcut’, the third single to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ forward of its arrival subsequent month.
The brand new music begins slow-moving and meditative, with frontman Ben Gibbard delivering spoken-word verses, earlier than constructing to a searing crescendo of distorted guitars and propulsive drums.
“‘Foxglove’ is by far essentially the most private music on the report,” Gibbard mentioned of the brand new single in a press release. “Whereas I used to be writing it, I assumed I used to be merely the narrator. However the longer I sat with it, I noticed I used to be each the protagonist and the narrator.” Hear under:
Demise Cab For Cutie introduced ‘Asphalt Meadows’ in Could alongside lead single ‘Roman Candles’. The album’s second single, ‘Right here To Perpetually’, arrived final month. The album, the band’s tenth, shall be launched on September 16 through Atlantic, following on from 2018’s ‘Thank You For At present’.
Since that album arrived, the band have saved pretty busy. Their final launch was the ‘Georgia’ EP, a group of 5 covers that got here out in 2020 through Bandcamp and was later made out there on streaming platforms. Final yr, a newly remastered, 35-track reissue of 2001 LP ‘The Photograph Album’ arrived.
Throughout an interview with NME final March, Gibbard mentioned how the songs on the forthcoming album had been written at a time of reflection on his personal life and mortality amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s a theme of the lack of time and the finite quantity of it that all of us have,” he mentioned.
“This final yr of our lives has put a effective level on the truth that we’re all mortal and solely right here for a short time period. It goes by faster than you assume.” He added: “Love and dying are at all times huge issues for me, however there’s a brand new element about how shortly time strikes and the way impermanent our existence right here actually is.”