Damien Jurado recently announced details of his new album What’s New, Tomboy? which sees him stepping back into a more fleshed out sound with his voice and rhythm section at the fore. it is a collection of songs that exude the inviting warmth of a lone porch light gleaming amidst the disorienting darkness.
On latest single Alice Hyatt, the sparse instrumental elements add a deeper poignancy to Jurado’s lyrics. The song could be read as a dour one, eliciting a feeling of misinterpretation, missing something, or someone. That is until the last few moments before the final organ line chimes in and he cuts the melancholy by singing “I was busy, being myself”.
Listen to it below, and also album opener, the beautiful Birds Tricked Into The Trees. You can pre-order the record here.