Conor Oberst Streams Full, Intimate ‘Upside Down Mountain’ Album
Bright Eyes mastermind's new full-length arrives May 20
Conor Oberst’s first official solo album since 2008’s Conor Oberst, May 20 Nonesuch release Upside Down Mountain, is streaming now over at NPR. He has already shared “Hundreds of Ways” and “Governor’s Ball” from the full-length, which features contributions from producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes), guitarist Blake Mills (Fiona Apple), and Swedish indie-folk siblings First Aid Kit. The full 11-track set includes the secret weapon “You Are Your Mother’s Child,” a stripped-down, keenly observed song that could be to contemporary parenthood what Oberst’s 2005 Bright Eyes heart-tugger “The First Day of My Life” was to young romantics.