Deerhoof have previewed their upcoming album, Miracle-Level, with a new single called ‘Wedding, March, Flower’. Arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day, the track features drummer Greg Saunier on lead vocals, with lyrics written by bassist Satomi Matsuzaki. Check it out below.
“I was flirting with my partner Sophie and sent her a video of me humming and playing the piano,” Saunier explained in a statement. “Deerhoof was starting to get songs together for our next record. No one had suggested we needed any tender piano ballads, but Sophie convinced me to show it to my bandmates anyway. I was so touched when they were into it. The real kicker came when Satomi wrote lyrics. They were in Japanese, so when we first rehearsed it, I wasn’t even sure what I was singing. But Satomi had written a love song about a wedding. Satomi and I ended our marriage over 10 years ago, and it hasn’t always been easy for any of us to keep the band going. Our songs have always been one way that we all process our feelings with each other. Co-writing and performing ‘Wedding, March, Flower’ with her was really intense.”
Miracle-Level will be released on March 31 on Joyful Noise. It includes the previously released singles ‘Sit Down, Let Me Tell You a Story’ and ‘My Lovely Cat!’.