The Avett Brothers will release their new studio album, Closer Than Together, on Oct. 4, and today the band shares another preview of the effort with new single “Bang Bang,” a heartfelt, piano-led ballad commenting on the prevalence of guns and violence in culture and media.
The Avetts also shared a new video for the track, which follows the group’s songwriting process from page to stage, also focusing on the brothers, back to back, playing and singing at dueling pianos. A press release notes that the song’s lyrics “embody a desire for a better world for the next generation, one with less violence and more togetherness.”
Watch the video for “Bang Bang” below, and pre-order Closer Than Together here. The Avett Brothers have a packed late-summer and fall tour schedule, playing tonight in Grand Rapids, MI. See their full slate here.