Band of Horses returned last month to announce Things Are Great, their first new album in five years. After opening with the lead single, “Crutch,” the Seattle rockers are following up with the tuneful desperation of “In Need of Repair.”
Update — December 14th: Band of Horses have shared a new official music video for “In Need of Repair,” which you can check out below. The band has also shifted the release date of Things Are Great from January 21st to March 4th.
The track come crammed with claustrophobia, as Ben Bridwell’s lyrics explore the falling apart of relationships and people. “I’m sitting in my usual chair,” he sings, “Feeling the walls around me close in/ I’m in a state of disrepair/ and trying to make it til the morning.” Here, “In Need of Repair” suddenly breaks open, as Bridwell’s voice soars on the words, “It’s not enough, it’s not enough/ Every single day I hide from hurt.” Check out the lyric video below.
Things Are Great marks the first Band of Horses album since the departures of both guitarist Tyler Ramsey and bassist Bill Reynolds. It drops
January 21st, 2022 March 4th, 2022 and pre-orders are ongoing.