Veteran singer-songwriter and American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel is set to release his first proper solo album since 2012’s Don’t Be A Stranger. His forthcoming album Hey Mr. Ferryman was recorded in London with producer Bernard Butler (ex-Suede), and it’s due early next year.
Lead single is “The Last Ten Years” is more of the melodic melancholy we’ve come to expected from the perpetually sad singer. The song was originally written for American Music Club and later updated, as Eitzel details below:
This song was originally written for American Music Club and was called “The Last 5 Years.” This was inspired by an especially toxic year spent in New York’s Lower East Side. I added five years to make it 10, though 20 years had passed. It would have been a different song if the chorus was “I spent the last 20 years trying to waste half an hour.” I mean, that’s a lot even for me.
Hey Mr. Ferryman is out 1/27 via Merge. Pre-order it here.