LISTEN: Bright Eyes Share “Forced Convalescence,” Featuring Flea and a Full Choir

It’s the second single Conor Oberst and his band have shared since 2011.

The bad news: There are no bagpipes on the new Bright Eyes single. The good news? There is Mellotron, harpsichord, a full choir, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist/Back to the Future Part II actor Flea on the eventful track.

“Forced Convalescence” is the latest unexpected turn from Conor Oberst’s recently revitalized indie project, following their much-hyped re-introductory single “Persona Non Grata,” released last month, and their signing to Dead Oceans in February. With a proper follow-up album to 2011’s The People’s Keys yet to be announced, the single will keep us guessing as to what else Bright Eyes has in store for us in 2020. 

Stream the track below—check out that bass line!—and stay tuned for tour and album updates from BE.

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