Next Friday, January 15th, Big Thief’s Buck Meek will release his new album, Two Saviors, on Keeled Scales. Today, he offers a new single/video, “Candle,” (below) which follows previously released songs “Pareidolia” and “Second Sight.” “Candle” was co-written with Adrianne Lenker. Throughout the track, pedal steel flourishes alongside melancholic Rhodes piano. Mat Davidson’s voice shadows Buck’s as he sings: “Did your eyes change? // I remember them blue // or were they always hazel? // still the same face, with a line or two // the same love I always knew.” The accompanying video was shot and edited by Riley Engemoen and consists of footage from the studio.
“I was making my escape, when the siren’s song caught me a mile up the road,” says Buck. “My nose started bleeding by the second note, so I lit a candle to keep moving. I may have died and woke in heaven’s motel, with a telephone seashell at the bedside. It rang in waves and waves spoke, and waves heard through me.”
Photo Credit: Robbie Jeffers