I'll Be Your Girl
Mit I'll Be Your Girl - dem mittlerweile achten Studio-Album der Decemberists - geht die Band um Frontmann Colin Meloy neue Wege und erweitert ihr klangliches Spektrum. Dafür arbeitete man mit dem Produzenten John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Ray) zusammen und ließ sich vom Synthie-Klang von Bands wie Roxy Music und New Order beeinflussen.
On the last record, erinnert sich Meloy, there were moments when I thought I was making familiar choices. I tried to be mindful in the songwriting process of challenging myself and being a little more critical. The idea was, how can we make unfamiliar choices, turn off the light a little and grope around in the dark a bit?
Während sich Alben wie The Hazards of Loveoder The Crane Wife um gewisse thematische Strukturen oder musikalische Konzepte drehten, ging es Meloy dieses Mal vielmehr darum, dass die Bandmitglieder in einem Raum den Ideen freien Lauf lassen konnten. Meloy beschreibt das wie folgt: exuberant nihilism, an apocalyptic dance party was what we envisioned.
2018 release. The Decemberists explore a new sound on their inspired eighth studio album I'll Be Your Girl. The acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Ray) and embraced influences such as Roxy Music and New Order to spark a new creative path, as evidenced on synth-driven lead single "Severed." I'll Be Your Girl is the band's first studio album since 2015's What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, The Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd.