Big Thief drop new drop new track “Paul”

Big Thief drop new video for "Paul." The track comes off their forthcoming release 'Masterpiece.'

Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes, Cursive) Recording artists Big Thief have shared “Paul,” a new song off their forthcoming Masterpiece album (yes. that’s the title), out May 27th. The band kick off their tour on June 1st in Washington, DC.

Singer/songwriter Adrianne Lenker gives an imagistic description of what’s truly at the heart of the song:

“The future self came and told me the whole story. The ghost of relationship future wrote that song. Looking at heartbreak before it happens, after it happened. It looked like an old film in my head. Some images I included in the song, and others still exist only in my imagination whenever I play it. Snow, a drive-in, soft glowing street lamps, soft lips, wounds, sharing a bottle in a train yard. It’s more of a song about a raging internal battle than it is a love song.”

Big Thief were recently announced for Central Park Summerstage with Lucias and JD McPherson, and just yesterday, were announced as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Along with their June 5th record release show at Mercury Lounge.

BIG THIEF TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Wed. June 1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Thu. June 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sat. June 4 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sun. June 5 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Sam Evian, Twain, Tiny Hazards
Fri. June 10 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Sat. June 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room w/ M. Ward
Sun. June 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ M. Ward
Mon. June 13 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird w/ M. Ward
Tue. June 14 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter w/ Rodrigo Amarante
Wed. June 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Adia Victoria
Thu. June 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ M. Ward
Fri. June 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ M. Ward
Sat. June 18 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory w/ Chastity Belt
Sun. June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel (NxNE FEstival)
Mon. June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
Thu. June 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Tue. June 28 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Kevin Morby
Wed. June 29 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder w/ Kevin Morby
Fri. July 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Kevin Morby
Sat. July 2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Kevin Morby
Fri. Sept. 23 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Lucius, JD McPherson