The Decemberists have shared a video for “Once in My Life.”
When looking back at the accomplishments for Indie Rock mainstays, The Decemberists, one may think that they have little left to prove on their eighth album. However, this group has never been afraid to make the music they want to make, and bring their loyal fans along for every thrilling and unique chorus. I’ll Be Your Girl finds The Decemberists not only comfortable with who they are, but also as an artist willing to paint with new and vibrant colors.
The flowery cover art and liner notes fit the content of the music well as the album shines brightly and helps paint the story on a canvas that fans of the band have grown accustomed to. The first single and album opener, “Once in My Life” starts the listeners’ experience on the LP on a high note with the familiar strumming of an acoustic guitar and the warm, anthemic vocals of singer Colin Meloy who puts everyone on notice that all is not well in the world. Given the current state of the political climate and the honesty portrayed in The Decemberists’ catalog, it’s easy to tune in for the ride the band takes us on for this album.
The Decemberists have released “Ben Franklin’s Song” on Spotify and Apple Music. The song puts an unused set of lyrics that Lin-Manuel Miranda originally wrote for Hamilton to music. A note from the band explaining the process can be found below.
The Decemberists have announced their own curated festival, Travelers’ Rest, that will take place August 12th and 13th at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater in Missoula, Montana. The lineup can be found below.