“Baby’s Breath” is the first taste from Bill Callahan’s upcoming album Apocalypse. The first sound you hear is a quick uptake of breath. The next several minutes are Callahan’s beautifully rich voice up close. The tempo speeds up and slows underneath his vocals, while he picks out a hypnotic, sparse guitar melody. I could hear “Baby’s Breath” soundtracking some modern cowboy film, it’s so dry and evocative. Listen:
Bill Callahan – “Baby’s Breath”
Apocalypse is out 4/19 via Drag City.