Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has released a new demo for a song entitled “Olivia, In a Separate Bed.” The material is the first since drummer J. Tillman’s departure from the indie-folk titans a few weeks ago. The song is still in its early stages and is a bit rambling and unfocused. This should not be surprising as the lyrics deal directly with Pecknold’s recent break-up with his girlfriend Olivia. Only apathetic people with frigid hearts write concisely and coherently in the midst of an emotional loss. Apparently, Pecknold unleashed a torrent of bitter tweets regarding his lost love the other day, before subsequently deleting. Ah, young love in the digital age.
The tone of the track is reminiscent of the material that Pecknold released for free with fellow indie rocker Ed Droste last year. Other Foxes, Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott are currently playing shows for their side project Poor Moon. Stream Pecknold’s demo below. It might not be Fleet Foxes, but at least we know Pecknold is working. And that, to borrow Martha Stewart’s words, is a good thing.
Written by Rob Peoni