Big Thief Share New Single ‘Certainty’

    Big Thief have shared a new single called ‘Certainty’. The track follows last month’s ‘Little Things’ and ‘Sparrow’, which marked the band’s first new songs since 2019. Listen to it below.

    ‘Certainty’, which features harmonies from Hannah Cohen, was written and recorded directly to 4-track during a long power outage while the band were at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios. Buck Meek explained in a statement:

    On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars. James and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four-track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a Bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah’s pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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