Death Cab For Cutie is gearing up for their eighth studio release Kintsugi. The Album is due out March 31, 2015, and today the group released the fourth track off of the upcoming LP.
The Indie Rock band from Washington has built a loyal fan base over the years.Beginning in the late 1990s, Death Cab For Cutie rose to fame after an early formation of the group released an EP that caught on in the indie circuit. The band continues to please fans with their latest work. Even though the band is not as guitar-heavy as before doesn’t not mean that there is a new sheriff in town. The voice of the band can still be found within the complex guitar riffs throughout the song.
The song is about a man yearning for the one he loves. In this case the person of his attraction is someone with an insatiable thirst for seeing the world and new places. This causes a disconnect between the man and his love interest. Time zone differences make it hard to communicate, but she always manages to send him a picture of the sights of whatever destination she is temporarily stationed. The man knows that what she is truly searching for is back home, but she doesn’t see that. The thought of absence making the heart grow fonder is all too present. The melancholy tune harps on the emotion of not being with the one you truly want, and how you would give anything just to be back in their embraces. The instrumentation of the track accompanies the lead singer’s voice perfectly as he sings this catchy tune about his wandering love.
“Little Wanderer” is a relatable song that evokes the emotion of loneliness. “Catching feelings” as some would say is not what anyone has planned, especially when you’re young. But paths cross for a reason, and Death Cab is seemingly stuck in limbo waiting for the love interest to get back so things can go back to the way they were. A happily ever after.
It has been a busy year for Death Cab For Cutie. The demand for their music was very welcomed, and a lot of festivals are in the near future for the group. Aside from releasing new music, and videos to match, Death Cab for Cutie has the chance to win over new fans and tweak their live performances to make them even better. In a Rolling Stone article, former Death Cab front man Chris Walla talked about his departure from the group.
“I make no comparisons as far as cultural significance with this band, but I think about Wilco, and the changes they’ve gone through over the years, and how there have been moments in that band where people have left and you’ve thought ‘How are they ever going to continue?'”
It will be interesting to see what Death Cab does post Walla, until then stream Death Cab For Cutie’s “Little Wanderer” above.