The Decemberists return with the country-pop 'Burial Ground'

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The meeting at the Decemberists cemetery is beautiful

The Decemberists, authors of albums like ‘The King Is Dead’, and who had spent up to 6 years without releasing music, are back with their new single. And they don’t do it alone, as they are accompanied by James Mercer on their new single, ‘Burial Ground’.

The theme, our Song of the Day for this Saturday, unites American tradition and pop to give rise to a simple and even fun sound in the chorus. The lyrics tell us about a cemetery, a “saintly churchyard”, but the meeting it proposes in said place is beautiful and beautiful. The choruses in the wake of the most pop REM, The La’s or even the Beach Boys, point to a beautiful comfort zone. “Everything in this world is wrong, so let’s go where we belong, take your stereo, and meet at the cemetery.”

“‘Burial Ground’ follows the tradition of pop songs, a song about hanging out in cemeteries,” said lead vocalist Colin Meloy. «The hook of the melody came to me in a dream and I hummed it into my phone when I woke up. Most of the songs that come to mind in my dreams end up being bad; “This was the exception.”

James Mercer is invited on the song to provide backing vocals and accompany The Decemberists in what marks their musical return. This song is also the main single of the album that the group is already preparing. It will be the follow-up to their 2018 EP ‘Traveling On’.

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