Our interview with Strand Of Oaks shed some light on the personal turmoil behind HEAL, but if you want a condensed version of what Timothy Showalter was going through while making the LP, check out the new song he revealed today. Whereas “Goshen ’97” was a deeply nostalgic and sentimental take on staying inside with only music to keep you company, “Shut In” is a righteously raw depiction of the same circumstances several difficult years, broken relationships, and debilitating addictions later. No J Mascis this time, but Showalter’s guitar solo soars anyhow. Listen below.
HEAL is out 6/24 on Dead Oceans.