The Decemberists have dropped another new single from their upcoming sixth studio record The King is Dead, due out January 18. “January Hymn” is a typical Decemberists song, all echoed, layered acoustic guitar and Colin Meloy’s singular pipes, though the sea-shanty element synonymous with the band’s name is toned down into a soulful, wistful vibe. It’s a song that fits its title, something you might want to listen to while walking down cobbled streets in the snow. Check it out.
Previously: The Decemberists - "Down By The Water"