Calexico today share the lyric video for Voices In The Field, the second track to be lifted from their forthcoming new album The Thread That Keeps Us, out on January 26th via City Slang. Listen and watch below.
Vocalist & guitarist Joey Burns comments on the new song:
In the age of the extremes, when walls attempt stifling words, this song is inspired by the poems on postcards from those uprooted by war and oppression. It’s a song to remind us to open up our hearts and hear other voices sing their stories.
Bringing the new album to life, Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings—not in Arizona, but on the Northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. The band co-produced the record with their longtime engineer Craig Schumacher.
Instead of writing straight-up protest songs, I want to tell stories
Largely inspired by his wanderings around Northern California during the album’s production, the narratives embedded in the record reflect on displacement, transitory existence.
To celebrate the album’s release, Calexico will head on a world tour in spring 2018. Tour dates are below.
Calexico – Voices In The Field