The Decemberists – The Wrong Year
By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
The Decemberists (link) have been generous recently, previewing another track from upcoming album What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World, anticipated for January 20th via Capitol. The third release following ‘Make You Better’ and ‘Lake Song’, ‘The Wrong Year’ follows the matured, folky aesthetic that we can imagine will hit us come 2015. The sunniest offering of the three, ‘The Wrong Year’ is upbeat, earnest and undeniable in that sweet, unassuming pulse the Decemberists have perfected for these types of tracks (although sometimes I find I miss the verbose narratives of deceit and antiquity they’re so well known for). Released with a lyric video prepared by Anthem Films that boasts picturesque framing and fanciful storybook shapes – I’ve never known a band to spin a yarn as eloquently as the Decemberists.