Published Aug 13, 2013Of Montreal stripped away their usual synthetic elements for their latest album, lousy with sylvianbriar, and ahead of that LP's October 8 release via Polyvinyl, the band have shared another cut in the form of the all-lowercase "she ain't speakin' now."
The track is a stomping rock cut marked by distorted six-string licks, rootsy pedal steel and raw live energy. Regarding the lyrics, frontman Kevin Barnes told Rolling Stone that it was inspired by an illness that his wife and daughter came down with while he was making the album.
"It was during the middle of our recording sessions for sylvianbriar," he said, "so I was pretty paranoid about catching what they had. I would sort of hold my breath whenever I was near them. I wrote the song while fearing the worst. Fortunately, they both recovered."