Colin Meloy "Lake Song" (live acoustic video)

Colin Meloy "Lake Song" (live acoustic video)
Last week, Colin Meloy promoted the Decemberists' upcoming album by hitting the streets of Brooklyn to busk. Now, a street-side acoustic performance of a new number called "Lake Song" has emerged.

The audio quality is somewhat questionable, given that this was recorded outside, but we still get a good idea of what this folksy, lyrical song sounds like. It features Meloy's usual thesaurus-friendly poetry, and he declares that he is "17 and terminally fey."

Watch it below [via Diffuser.fm].

The Decembrists' new album is called What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. In the video, Meloy confirms that it will be out on January 20.