Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are set to release their next, self-titled album on July 23rd, just one year after they released their second record, Here. They’ll also be hitting the road on a national tour to support it. Now they have released a whirlwind teaser track, “This Life.”
The ambient folk-rockers leave nothing unsaid on this moving, classic soul-derived song. With tears flowing and voices rising, frontman Alex Ebert leads a full-on gospel chorus of “I’m gonna jump in the fire” as light strings rise to a gritty apex.
“I hesitate to give away too much, for it’s got an O. Henry ending, as my mom calls it,” Ebert tells Rolling Stone, “but I can thankfully say that we may now have recorded a song that I can count among my favorite recordings of all time.”
Check here for the band’s tour itinerary.