I can’t get this song out of my head. It’s been stuck there for a week now. It took a little while for me to discover it, and then for it to plant itself deep in my brain, as it’s the final song on the brand new album from The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. But it‘s also the best song on the fantastic new album from these Portland indie-rock stars. The album comes out Tuesday, January 20.
One question about the video: where are the string performers? There’s clearly at least one cello prominently playing throughout the song, and at the very end of the song, what sounds like a full string quartet comes in to fill out the song. Let’s see the string players!