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Bill Callahan Unveils New Track, 'Coyotes'
Christian Eede , September 12th, 2022 17:31

It's the first cut to be released from forthcoming album 'YTILAER'

Bill Callahan has unveiled a brand new track, 'Coyotes'.

It's the first preview of the US artist's forthcoming album, YTILAER, which was first announced last month. The record, Callahan's first full-length since 2020's Gold Record, sees him joined by Matt Kinsey on guitar, Emmett Kelly on bass/backing vocals, Sarah Ann Phillips on piano/backing vocals, and Jim White on drums. You can listen to the new track above.

Callahan recently said of YTILAER that he wanted to make an album that "addressed or reflected the current climate." He added that he "felt like it was necessary to rouse people — rouse their love, their kindness, their anger, rouse anything in them."

In a new statement about 'Coyotes', Callahan said: "We lived for a while in a house in the hills. Coyote hills. The coyotes would start their song at dawn. Dawn and dusk were their main appearance times. Our dog would sleep outside sometimes in the morning and our boy was still bite-size.

"The coyotes would come take notes, edging closer each day. Mornings on the kingsize outdoor daybed. Like a righteous floating tide the coyotes would drift into our world. Predator and prey, blurred. Past and present, blurred. The young, the aged are to be snatched and devoured. Past lives edge in closer to try to speak to us. Current lives eye the past ones like sleeping dogs. And love spans all, that is why the feeling is so deep—deeper than one lifetime."

Drag City will release YTILAER on October 14, 2022.