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Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann Duet on Tender ‘Bigger Than Love’

The folksy second song from the Death Cab for Cutie singer's upcoming solo debut, 'Former Lives'

As Consequence of Sound points out, NPR is streaming a new song from Ben Gibbard’s upcoming solo album, Former Lives. The Death Cab for Cutie singer teams up with rockin’ folky Aimee Mann for “Bigger Than Love,” a tender rambler with a lightly proggy breakdown that deals with co-dependence, fate, and rivers full of champagne, naturally.

This is the second song from Gibbard’s solo debut, which comes October 16 via Barsuk. Last month, we heard “Teardrop Windows,” a loving tribute to Seattle’s Smith Tower, the tallest building on the entire West Coast until 1962. Ol’ Gibbstack has also delivered a cover of Stars’ “Set Yourself on Fire” and the baseball ode, “Icharo’s Theme.”

Listen to “Bigger Than Love” over at NPR.