The Decemberists have released “Once In My Life,” the second single from their inspired new album I’ll Be Your Girl, which will be released March 16 on Capitol Records. By embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broadened their sonic range and explored new approaches to making music.
“When you’ve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into,” says the band’s lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy. “So our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. That’s what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.”
The new approach also allowed for a new sense of contribution and involvement from the other band members: guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen. “Since we were going to mix it up, everybody felt like they had more of a voice,” says Meloy, highlighting “Once in My Life,” as a track that the band elevated in the studio. “We were playing that on the road as a folk-rock anthem thing,” he says, “but bringing in that obliterating synth really took it somewhere different. The whole band really stepped up and transformed these arrangements.”
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