Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers have released the first song, “High Neck Lace,” from their much-anticipated new album. Loved Wild Lost. The Wall Street Journal premiered the song this week, saying: “It’s a slow-burner, with keening steel guitar and eddies of strings [care of Magik*Magik Orchestra], surrounding Bluhm’s warm, inviting vocals.” Loved Wild Lost arrives on April 21st. Fans can pre-order the record now.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers teamed with producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) on Loved Wild Lost. It’s their first time working with an outside collaborator and the result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm’s soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.
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