photo by Daniel Muller
words by Michael Todd
Conor Oberst opens his newest song, "Hundreds of Ways" with a bit of summertime revelation:
"What a thing to be a witness to the sunshine
What a dream to just be walking on the ground
What a time to live among the ash and remnants of our love"
Surrounded by country-western instrumentation that recently took a trip to Africa — Oberst recorded the forthcoming album in Nashville with producer Jonathan Wilson — Oberst is hopeful, telling his listener that there are "hundreds of ways to get through the day. So you best find one."
For the solo record, Upside Down Mountain to be released May 20, Oberst signed to Nonesuch Records. A limited-edition seven-inch single will be released exclusively for Record Store Day (April 19), with the album track “Hundreds of Ways,” premiered below, and album outtake “Fast Friends."
Oberst begins a world tour May 8 with Dawes, and will play Omaha's Sokol Auditorium on Wednesday, June 4. Tickets go on this Friday, February 14. See more info here.
Michael Todd is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. Because you asked, he's not a vegetarian, and he does enjoy sausage pizza. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.