It was clear that something was cooking in the Dirty Projectors camp. The classically oddball art-rockers dropped “Keep Your Name” on the tail-end of last year, which even by their standards was a strange piece of music. This was followed by the recent “Little Bubble,” and we officially started to hope for an album. Thankfully, sometimes wishes come true, as the band has officially announced a new self-titled album.
In addition to this news comes another new song titled “Up on Hudson.” And it confirms many of the rumors that have been swirling around the band’s camp since they reemerged from the years of silence following 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. Namely, that frontman David Longstreth has lost lead-singer and multi-instrumentalist Amber Coffman, his partner in both music and life.
Now apparently fronting the band as a solo act, Longstreth has never been as transparent as he is on this bizarre break-up ballad. He charts the course of he and Coffman’s professional and personal relationship with extreme candor, and it ends with the singer “listening to Kanye on the Taconic Parkway ridin’ fast.” Because even hardcore art-rockers need Kanye in times of heartbreak.
Dirty Projectors is set to release on February 24. Watch the music video for “Little Bubble” below.
In other music news, Big Sean has shared another new song from his upcoming album I Decided. Listen to “Halfway Off the Balcony” right here.