Bill MacKay Announces New Album ‘Locust Land’, Shares New Song

    Chicago-based experimental musician Bill MacKay has announced a new LP, Locust Land, which is out May 24 on Drag City. The album follows MacKay’s 2019 solo LP Fountain Fire as well as 2023 albums from his bands Black Duck (Black Duck) and BCMC (Foreign Smokes). Today, MacKay has shared the new song ‘When I Was Here’, alongside a video directed by Mikel Patrick Avery. Check it out below.

    Speaking about the new track, MacKay said in a statement: “If you get to return to hometowns and early magic places, you might see what remains of your life before. Are the people there? What’s the meaning of what you’ve passed through? It may be eternal and will always be a part of you. Adventures leave new worlds in their wake, but it’s not for everyone. Paths diverge & you change but there are eras & experiences that never completely leave you.”

    “While making Locust Land I had a breakthrough,” MacKay added. “I saw that I could truly let a lot of things go, without losing the joy in them, and make something new in a huge way. So it is really about clearing a new path. Making a revolution of my own in life and song.”

    Locust Land Cover Artwork:

    Locust Land Tracklist:

    1. Phantasmic Fairy
    2. Keeping in Time
    3. Glow Drift
    4. Half of You
    5. Oh Pearl
    6. Radiator
    7. When I Was Here
    8. Neil’s Field
    9. Locust Land

    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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