Blake Mills – “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” (Feat. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)

Blake Mills is a frequent tourmate and collaborator with Fiona Apple, and Apple shows up on his new single along with another creative partner of hers, Jon Brion. The tune, from Mills’ upcoming Heigh Ho, is called “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me,” and it’s an exceptionally pretty and expertly produced folk-rock tune about the fallout from a big mistake. Apple is relegated to background duties here, and Brion plays tiple, but both of them make their mark. Yet Mills is the star here, as he should be, providing a strong case that he’s more than just an ace sideman. It’s a lovely song, so listen below.

(via Pitchfork)

Heigh Ho is out 9/16 on Verve/Record Collection.

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