Conor Oberst released his second solo album, Upside Down Mountain, last month on Nonesuch Records. He said that the songwriting on this album is more intimate and personal, closer toward his work with Bright Eyes. So, it's only fitting that he plays a few songs from the new record acoustically in a cozy setting. Check out his Tiny Desk Concert above.
Oberst brought along Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith, members of Los Angeles-based folk band Dawes, on percussion and acoustic guitar respectively. The light percussion and beautiful harmonies add a richness to the stripped-down performance. Oberst's vocals quiver and shake throughout, bringing earnestness and emotional power to the songs. All around, the show was sweet and soulful, with Conor's family and friends present, and it ended with host and producer Bob Boilen being presented with an "even tinier desk."
You can stream Upside Down Mountain right here on Zumic. The album is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. For more on Conor Oberst, including news, music and tour dates, check out his website.
Conor Oberst Tiny Desk Concert Setlist and Credits:
"Zigzagging Toward The Light"
Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius
Audio Engineer: Kevin Walt
Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Olivia Merrion
Production Assistant: Alex Schelldorf
Source: NPR Music YouTube Channel.