Conor Oberst dropped two new gloriously melancholy singles on Bandcamp Wednesday morning: “No One Changes” and “The Rockaways.” The former is a somber, introspective piano number which elegantly drops lyrics like “a goddamn shit show.” The latter is somber, introspective, post-breakup acoustic song with Bright Eyes’s Nathaniel Walcott contributing keyboard parts.
The songs can be purchased digitally now and will be made available as a double A-side 7″ single on February 1, 2019.
In August, the Oberst’s song “LAX” was featured on the soundtrack to the Ethan Hawke film Juliet, Naked. Hawke covered the song as his aging Gen X singer-songwriter from the film. Oberst then rerecorded a new version of the song with Phoebe Bridgers for Amazon Music’s “Produced By” series.
Also, next week, Oberst opens two shows for John Prine.