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Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Offers a Glimpse Into Upcoming Solo LP

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is piecing together tracks for a solo album in between sessions for the band’s next release — and he’s shared a few moments from the side project via social media.

Explaining that Fleet Foxes’ upcoming album has gotten “kind of crazy/vast,” Pecknold told Instagram followers that he’d started using his “off days” to work on an effort he described as a “‘putting babies to sleep/living my truth’ palliative solo album.” You can check out the snippet of music via the embed below.

FF record kind of crazy / vast so working on "putting babies to sleep / living my truth" palliative solo album on off days

A video posted by Robin Pecknold (@robinpecknold) on

As Pitchfork points out, this isn’t the first solo music Pecknold’s debuted in 2016. He went out on tour with Joanna Newsom earlier this year and made room in his setlist for new songs, and has used his Soundcloud account to share a pair of songs — the Five Keys cover “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” and a track titled “Swimming” — over the last several months. Pecknold also recorded a cover of Harry Nilsson‘s “Don’t Forget Me” for a short film.

As for when either of the new LPs Pecknold has been working on might arrive, details are still a little hazy — but as he told fans this year, he’s looking to 2017 for Fleet Foxes “and etc.,” and has promised “a different vibe” from earlier efforts. “Please trust my time-fortified discernment,” he added, “as I endeavor to scrub the soundfield of BS and empty sonic reference.” Fleet Foxes’ most recent release, Helplessness Blues, arrived in 2011.

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