Bright Eyes Return with New Single "Persona Non Grata"

"We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what"
Bright Eyes Return with New Single "Persona Non Grata"
Bright Eyes recently reunited for the first time since 2011. Now, Conor Oberst's band have released a new single called "Persona Non Grata" and confirmed that they will put out a new album in 2020.

The song is a dramatic piano ballad that swells with pounding drums and even some bagpipes. With its poetic lyrics and tense sense of melancholy, it has the vibe of classic Bright Eyes. In a statement, the band explained that their new songs "are all quite different, but this one seemed as good of a place as any to start."

The statement also notes that, while Bright Eyes are currently reassessing their touring plans due to coronavirus, they "will be releasing a new album this year no matter what."

Hear the song below, and scroll past that to read the full statement.