Photo by Ben Kaye
With four years separating their last two records, it’s no surprise that The Decemberists had quite a cache of songs built up. Now, the folk favorites have collected five unused tracks from the What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World sessions for their forthcoming Florasongs EP. Due out October 9th, the band has previewed the compendium with a new single called “Why Would I Now?”.
“Why Would I Now?” is a pretty straightforward Decemberists song, gentle guitar strums and simple rhythms driving a song of dedicated love. In his distinctive warble, Colin Meloy reminds his lover that he’s never “come unstayed,” while assuring him that having “brought on shame” before, “why would I now?” Take a listen below.
Pre-orders are going on now via The Decemberists’ website. Find the artwork and tracklist below.
Florasong EP Artwork:
Florasong EP Tracklist:
01. Why Would I Now?
03. Fits & Starts
04. The Harrowed And The Haunted