The Decemberists will release their newest studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl, next week on March 16, and today the band has shared another single from the record, opening track “Once In My Life.”
The new song opens with classic Decemberists acoustic guitar and vocals from frontman Colin Meloy but eventually morphs into a more bombastic, percussive number, with an expansive sound featuring triumphant synthesizer lines, continuing the synth theme presented in lead album single “Severed.”
The Decemberists also announced the details for the I’ll Be Your Girl deluxe vinyl box set, which will include additional tracks and art from longtime band collaborator Carson Ellis. The group will head out on a tour in support of the effort starting March 22 in California and will host their own festival, Traveler’s Rest, in Montana this August.
Listen to “Once In My Life” below, and get all Decemberists tour information here.