Three years ago, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah released their third album Hysterical. The amicable departures of two key members, keyboardist-guitarist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler Sargent, followed not long afterward. Now the Philly band is back with a new LP, the forthcoming Only Run, which is frontman Alec Ounsworth’s “singular vision,” according to a press release.
To preview the album, CYHSY unveiled the hard-charging new track “Coming Down,” which examines isolation and anger with help from the National’s Matt Berninger. “Go it alone,” Ounsworth wails over a fuzzy bass riff and a swirling organ line. The track nearly comes to a halt when Berninger shows up, bookending his verse with the lyrics “So you tell me you have news and then you tell more bad news” and “This song, written in a pig sty, dedicated to your smile.”
Stream it below and pick up Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s self-released Only Run on June 3.