It’s Monday, which means we get to hear another track from the new Bill Callahan record. Titled ‘Breakfast’, this is the seventh song from the 10-track LP, following on from last week’s ‘Let’s Move to the Country’, a reworking of the 1999 Smog classic of the same name. Listen to the new track below.
At first, the track seems to paint an idyllic domestic scene, but the lyrics soon grow into something darker: “She don’t eat, she don’t sleep/ Why, she don’t even drink,” Callahan sings in his conversational tone. “I drink so that we don’t fight/ She don’t drink so that we don’t fight.”
Although the song is about more than what the title implies, Callahan’s label Drag City and the coffee roasters at Four Letter Word have actually collaborated to create a special coffee in celebration of the new album. No joke – you can purchase some of it here.
Gold Record is out September 4. Previously, the singer-songwriter unveiled the tracks ’35’, ‘Pigeons’, ‘Another Song’, ‘Protest Song’, and ‘The Mackenzies’.