Big Thief Share New Single "Certainty"

It's their third new song of the summer
Big Thief Share New Single 'Certainty'
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Less than a month since Big Thief shared two new singles, they're back with another. "Certainty" is streaming now.

A press release explains that this folksy new track was recorded on a four-track during a three-day power outage at Sam Evian's Flying Cloud studio in Upstate New York. It features backup vocals from Hannah Cohen.

Guitarist Buck Meek explained the song's origin with a statement:

On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars. [Drummer] James [Krivchenia] and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four-track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a Bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah's pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner.

Listen to "Certainty" below. Big Thief are touring the U.S. in September and October, followed by Europe in 2022.