Following up on their recent video “Severed”, The Decemberists are returning to roots with “Once In My Life”. Vocalist and guitarist Colin Meloy seems to be channeling The Smiths’ “Please Please Please” sentiment on this new one, hitting home for those among us whose plans never seem to pan out. Sultry depth, acoustic rhythm and and angelic chorus have our attention, getting us ready for their stop at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA along their extensive tour that spans to November. Why not December? We have no idea. Listen below.
Their forthcoming record, I’ll Be Your Girl is out March 16th and available for preorder here.