Listen to My Morning Jacket’s ‘Spring (Among the Living)’
After hearing a snippet of the "Spring (Among the Living)' over a week ago, My Morning Jacket have release the full track for your listening pleasure.
Paired with colorful visuals directed by Rohitash Rao, the song opens with a howling sound that gives way to the guitar and drums that come in before Jim James starts the first verse. As the song progresses, the instrumental layers start to build up to a crescendo of rock sound; the lyrics are sparse, but the six-plus-minute track delves into the transition from winter to spring -- making it seem like the perfect song for this time of year.
"Boy I was ready / Was ready for spring / It's good it changes / Changes everything / Done hibernating," James sings before going into an intense guitar solo in the middle of the tune.
But the song isn't just about the change of seasons -- it's a part of a theme that runs through the album. “What fused this record is, I feel like it’s a weird turning point for the universe,” James said in a statement regarding the new LP. “I feel like so many people I know are getting divorced or having kids. There’s so much change going on and I feel like, for me, that one chapter has ended. And if you’re looking at a book, there’s a hand flipping the page up and it’s in between the chapter you just finished and the one that’s getting ready to start.”
"Spring (Among the Living)" is the second track that My Morning Jacket have revealed from their upcoming album, The Waterfall, which will hit the streets on May 5 via ATO Records (the band released the first single, "Big Decisions," earlier this month). Following the release of The Waterfall, the band will embark on a major headlining tour that will take them throughout the U.S. and European festival circuit along with a string of a headlining shows along the way. You can see their tour schedule here.