Fresh Track: Christopher Owens “Here We Go”
After the the unbridled success of 2011 Girls LP Father, Son, Holy Ghost, it appeared as if the stars were aligning for the San Francisco duo led by Christopher Owens. Just as the duo’s stock reached its peak, Owens announced in July that he would walk away from the project. Fans were left in limbo, awaiting the songwriter’s next move.
Yesterday, Owens reassured listeners that the wait would be brief with the announcement of his solo record Lysandre, due to drop on Fat Possum in mid-January (pre-order). With the announcement came the release of the album’s first single “Here We Go.” Owens’ sedated delivery, reminiscent of late indie rock Eeyore Elliot Smith, sounds at home against the track’s rolling, acoustic arpeggios. Flourishes of flute and a few whistling bars on harmonica add color to an otherwise bleak landscape. Here, we find Owens on a trip to New York City hoping to be welcomed with open arms and minds. The track is nothing short of gorgeous. Listen to “Here We Go” and check out the track listing for Lysandre below.
1 Lysandre’s Theme
2 Here We Go
3 New York City
4 A Broken Heart
5 Here We Go Again
6 Riviera Rock
7 Love Is in the Ear of the Listener
9 Everywhere You Knew
10 Closing Theme
11 Part of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)
Written by Rob Peoni