Next month, the Mountain Goats are releasing a new album, Getting Into Knives, the project’s second new album of the year following the lo-fi Songs For Pierre Chuvin that came out in April. A few weeks ago, we got its lead single, “As Many Candles As Possible,” and today we’re getting another new track, “Get Famous.” “If I told you all how much fun we had making this one you wouldn’t even believe me, but we hope it comes through,” John Darnielle said in a statement.
It’s a horn-heavy track about the thirst for fame that has a satirical bite. “You were born for these flashing lights/ You were born for these endless nights,” he sings at the start of the song. “You always knew sooner or later/ You were destined for something greater.” Listen below.
Getting Into Knives is out 10/23 via Merge. Pre-order it here.