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Bright Eyes Share Lyric Video for New Song “One and Done”

The Third Single From a Forthcoming New Album on Dead Oceans

May 27, 2020 Photography by Shawn Brackbill
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Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott) have shared a new song, “One and Done.” It is said to be the third single from a yet-to-be-announced new album and follows “Persona Non Grata,” a new song the band shared in March that was their first new song in nine years, and “Forced Convalescence,” a new song shared in April that was one of our Songs of the Week. Listen to “One and Done” below (it features Flea on bass) via a lyric video. 

The band previously announced that they had signed to Dead Oceans and had been recording, with intentions to release new music this year. They also previously announced a world tour (although those tour dates have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19). In January they also shared a teaser video featuring them recording in the studio with an orchestra. 

While Oberst has kept busy in the last decade with solo and collaborative projects (such as last year’s Better Oblivion Community Center duo with Phoebe Bridgers), the band with which he made his name have not released an album since 2011’s The People’s Key.

In a previous press release Dead Oceans co-founder Phil Waldorf had this to say about signing the band: “Bright Eyes is not just a formative artist for me personally, but for countless people who work at Dead Oceans. To get to work with a band that is part of our own origin stories in falling in love with music is the rarest of privileges. We are thrilled to be part of another great chapter in Bright Eyes enduring legacy.”

Since Bright Eyes went on hiatus, Mogis has kept busy as a producer and Walcott has worked as a film composer. Oberst’s punk band Desaparecidos also reformed for 2015’s Payola.

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