Published Mar 31, 2014Conor Oberst is studying a sea of bodies from a field in "Governor's Ball," a rootsy, organ-soaked preview from his upcoming Upside Down Mountain.
The track is filtered through dust-caked, distorted licks and a laid-back shuffle, finding Oberst crooning about seeing clusters of people at the Governors Ball, later detailing some time spent talking to a captivating jeweler. A ragtime piano scores an explanation of one dude's black eye, with a burst of confident sax work bringing the rock song to a close.
Have a ball and give the song a stream down below.
Upside Down Mountain will be out on May 20 through Nonesuch.