The Lone Bellow “Wonder” – Listen

The Lone Bellow – Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have announced the release of their new album, ‘Half Moon Light‘ (Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company).  It’s  the band’s fourth studio LP and their first since 2017, it’ll appear on 7th February 2020.  ‘Wonder‘ is the first single – it is dense, word heavy, and pulses with a regretful  emotion, a sense of something good that was allowed to go to waste through carelessness and inattention. 

Half Moon Light‘ was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner at his studio in upstate New York and features guitarist Josh Kaufman and drummer J.T. Baites.  It’s a collaboration that Brian Elmquist welcomes “I want it to bring comfort, but it’s not all hard conversations. There’s a lot of light and some dancing that needs to happen…We try to invite as many people into the process to see what we can make together. I like that collaborative spirit and that freedom. Then, the songs speak for themselves.

The Lone Bellow have two shows in January at St Pancras Old Church – but they’re sold out already.  They’ll also be at Celtic Connections on January 25th.

Photo credit: Shervain Lainez

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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