We’re only a month away before The Decemberists return with a new album, but the band seem to be in the spirit of giving this week with the release of another song from What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. “The Wrong Year” is as anthemic as the band gets, with a memorable rhythm guitar part reminiscent of Tom Petty. Otherwise, it’s vintage Decemberists; highly literate lyrics abound, and frontman Colin Meloy gives an achingly earnest performance. You can listen to the song in the lyric video below.
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World comes out on January 20th.