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Conor Oberst Releases New Song, Unveils Cover for New Album

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Conor Oberst just released the second song from his upcoming solo album, ‘Upside Down Mountain,’ and like the first, it fits squarely into that indie-folk-rock singer-songwriter role he’s squeezed himself into over the past decade.

But unlike ‘Hundreds of Ways,’ the new ‘Governor’s Ball’ is busier and, at times, louder than its predecessor. Give it a listen above.

From what we’ve heard so far, the Bright Eyes leader isn’t about to break any new ground on the album, his first solo record since 2009’s ‘Outer South,’ which was co-credited to the Mystic Valley Band. But it finds him in familiar dusty-Americana territory, which we like almost as much as Oberst’s let’s-throw-everything-into-this-song approach to Bright Eyes records.

Oberst also revealed the cover art for ‘Upside Down Mountain,’ which comes out on May 19. You can see the image below. He also has a new tour lined up, starting at the beginning of May in North Carolina and winding down a month later in Kentucky.


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