Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek is crafting a world all his personal. The Texas-bred artist introduced Haunted Mountain, his forthcoming solo album, by dropping its earnest, folksy title track last month.
On Wednesday, June 28, Meek launched “Paradise,” an equally introspective single that advances Meek’s distinctive perspective on love.
“Generally if you half-hear one thing spoken, one thing unstated contained in the phrases is revealed,” Meek mentioned in an announcement. “Your thoughts fills within the clean, finishes the sentence, infers deep which means — although you continue to can’t absolutely clarify it. Jolie Holland despatched me a number of the lyrics for this music, about feeling in awe of the vastness inside a beloved one, and I wrote it eager about how love typically feels too huge to grasp, like demise, or life after demise, or area.”
Meek had expressed an analogous sentiment upon asserting Haunted Mountain, saying the album is “about love and… one thing different. One thing larger than love, one thing that doesn’t problem love precisely however stands in distinction to it.”
Magnificence is within the eye of the beholder, because the saying goes, and Meek takes that actually in “Paradise.” Atop delicate acoustics, he sings, “Inform me how you bought heaven in your eyes / Heaven in your eyes / ‘I fell right into a black gap with the recent flux of hazel.’”
Haunted Mountain will probably be Meek’s first album since signing with 4AD and his third sol0 album total, following his 2018 self-titled debut and 2021’s Two Saviors.
Take heed to “Paradise” above.
Haunted Mountain is out 8/25 through 4AD. Discover extra info here.