First Aid Kit Share "Angel," Their First Original Song Since 2019
"A hopeful tune for these crazy times about accepting other people even if you don't always see eye to eye"
Published Jun 22, 2022First Aid Kit have been floating around the last few years — releasing a handful of covers and tribute songs — but they haven't shared an original song since 2019. That changes today with "Angel," the sibling duo's first original track since 2019.
"It feels special to release a song after such a long hiatus," the band said in a statement. "Today we're so thrilled to finally share our new track 'Angel' — a hopeful tune for these crazy times about accepting other people even if you don't always see eye to eye. It's also about being kinder to yourself. We wanted it to feel really big, but vulnerable at the same time, something you can cry to and dance to as well."
"Angel" comes attached to a video directed by Mats Udd. A press release notes that the duo is currently working on their fifth album, so there'll hopefully be some more news on that front soon.
The last First Aid Kit album was 2018's Ruins. In 2019, they shared "Strange Beauty," and "Random Rules" in tribute to the late David Berman. In 2020 they covered Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" and last year they shared a live Leonard Cohen tribute album called Who by Fire.
Check out "Angel" below.