Death Cab for Cutie are setting an intimate tone for their upcoming LP, Thank You for Today, with the few advanced singles they have shared so far. "Gold Rush" gave an introspective look into dealing with changing environments, while "I Dreamt We Spoke Today" offered relatable anecdotes on past relationships. The band's newest single, "Autumn Love," continues the trend of thought-provoking lyrics over that distinct Death Cab sound. You can watch the scenic lyric video above via YouTube.
Featuring an elegant mix of guitar parts over a tight groove from bassist Nick Harmer, "Autumn Love" is by far the brightest track DCFC have released yet from their forthcoming album. Jason McGerr's percussion includes straight-ahead lines with flashes of flare. Frontman Ben Gibbard's strong, yet melancholic vocals flow with the music, especially during the last lines of the two verses: "I need to know depths / Deeper than the deepest of connections" and "Where the highways are holding in the pieces of our broken hearts." After a tranquil interlude, the band closes out the tune with an impassioned chorus, leaving a trembling beat in their wake.
Thank You for Today is set for release on August 17, 2018. You can stream the album on Amazon and other major streaming services.
Death Cab for Cutie will begin their North American tour on August 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For tour dates, check out the band's Zumic artist page.