On March 31st, Death Cab For Cutie will release a new album called Kintsugi. They have just released a new track off that new album.
The new song is utterly Death Cab, with Ben Gibbard’s signature vocal timbre as ever burning holes through everyones hearts, as he sings of loneliness and loss and reconciliation of love, and the idea that it is time to move on. So, even though the song is new, its not a huge departure, and Death Cab fans are guaranteed to love it.
Besides “No Room In Frame”, the band has also released “Black Sun” from the new album. The song has electronic beats and a repetitive chorus. It has an underlying pop-pulse in the bass drums that has yet to be heard in their music as explicitly as it is here now.
The guitars are nicely recorded and mixed, the harmonic progression works well in between the instrumental breaks and the vocal progressions.
Gibbard once spoke in an interview with Shave Magazine of his song writing.
I never sit down to write an album number one. I just kind of sit down and write songs and the theme kind of makes itself apparent. But I would never say I was writing about searching for something as much as just trying to document with every song where I am in that moment when I’m writing that song. If a theme kind of makes itself apparent in a record, it has more to do with the fact that just what’s been on my mind recently. So I guess clearly I have been and was and am, but it was never a conscious decision.
Check out the track below!
Stay tuned for more information regarding touring support for the new album!