Bartees Strange has shared a new song called ‘Wretched’. It’s the latest preview of his upcoming LP Farm to Table, following ‘Heavy Heart’, ‘Cosigns’, and ‘Hold the Line’. Check out its accompanying video, directed by Michael Parks Randa, below.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, Strange said of the new track:
I’ve been messing with this song for a long time and when it all came together November in London last year, I was just like “yo, that’s it”… it was all about getting out of the way, just letting the song rock. We were all on our feet, there was only two of us in the room… so we looking at each other like “yo!” and then after we did it I was like “how do we make like six more of these??”
That song in particular is about how thankful I am for all the people who held me down when I did feel wretched.
I think a lot of people second guess themselves when they feel it in their tummy — they second guess that feeling — but that’s the light. You gotta follow that. This song and this experience has really showed me the importance of doing that so I plan to keep doing it.
Farm to Table, Strange’s sophomore album, arrives this Friday (June 17) via 4AD.