Big Thief have shared two new tracks, ‘Little Things’ and ‘Sparrow’. The songs mark the band’s first new material since 2019’s Two Hands. Both tracks were produced by Big Thief drummer James Krivchenia; ‘Little Things’ was recorded with Shawn Everrett at Five Star Studios in Topanga, California, in October 2020, while ‘Sparrow’ was recorded in the Catskills last summer. Check them out below.
“It’s in this sort of evolving free time signature where the beat is always changing, so Max [Oleartchik] and I were just flowing with it and guessing where the downbeats were — which gives the groove a really cool light feeling,” Krivchenia said of ‘Little Things’ in a statement.
Of ‘Sparrow’, he added, “We all just scattered about the room without headphones, focused and in the music — you could feel that something special was happening. It was a funny instrumentation that had a really cool natural arrangement chemistry — Max on piano, Buck [Meek] providing this dark ambience, me on floor tom and snare and Adrianne in the middle of it with the acoustic and singing.”