Okkervil River - "Mermaid"


Last month, Okkervil River premiered “Wake And Be Fine” alongside New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman and The Roots on Jimmy Fallon. The studio version has just been released officially on 7” alongside another outtake “Mermaid,” both of which will apparently not appear on the Austin outfit's upcoming sixth LP, I Am Very Far. “Mermaid” is a slow building, emotional ballad, rich in ethereal textures, regarding frontman Will Sheff's encounter with a mermaid and how he sort of falls for her. I Am Very Far will come out May 10th on Jagjaguwar. Like its predecessor, 2008's The Stand Ins, the album art is pretty dark and mysterious, something we've come to expect from this band. Listen to "Mermaid" below: