Band of Horses Announces Things Are Great

Band of Horses Announces their new album Things Are Great
Band of Horses Announces their new album Things Are Great

Band of Horses are announcing their sixth studio album and their first record in more than five years, Things Are Great, which will be released January 21, 2022 via BMG. Today, the band have shard the album’s lead-track “Crutch”

Band founder Ben Bridwell tells us, “I think like a lot of my songs, ‘Crutch’ starts with something from my real life. Obviously ‘Crutch’ means some of the things that I was dependent on. My relationship for one. I think I wanted to say, ‘I’ve got a crush on you,’ and I thought it was funny how relationships also feel like crutches. I feel like everybody has had a time when nothing goes right and you still have to carry on. I think that feeling hits you in this song even if you don’t know what the specifics are.”

This time around Bridwell took a bigger role in production than he ever has previously, producing or co-producing every song on the album. He brought in old collaborators including Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, Dave Fridmann, and Dave Sardy, but it’s not just old friends who were able to help Bridwell achieve the sound he envisioned. For the first time he worked with engineer Wolfgang “Wolfie” Zimmerman. The two had an instant connection which can be felt throughout the record.

Emotionally intense, both on a personal and elemental level, the songs for the most part were written before the world shut down, when all of us were faced with our own mortality and began to take stock of our lives. Here we find Bridwell more autobiographical than he’s ever been on record detailing the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationship changes and what a person will do to make things right. And what you do when you can’t.

Band of Horses
Things Are Great
Track list

Warning Signs
Crutch
Tragedy of the Commons
In The Hard Times
In Need of Repair
Aftermath
Lights
Ice Night We’re Having
You Are Nice To Me
Coalinga

Band of Horses
Live Dates

10.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
10.19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
10.20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made (SOLD OUT)
11.04 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom*
11.07 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
11.08 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre*
11.10 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
11.12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
11.13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*
11.14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*

*w/Miya Folick

The album is available for pre-order HERE