- 01 May 19
'Century' comes ahead of the band's third record 'U.F.O.F.' which is out on May 3 on 4AD Records.
American rock and folk quartet Big Thief have returned with another new single, the third from their new album U.F.O.F. ‘Century’ sees the group continue down the low key, meditative path they’ve carved out with the first two offerings, creating an engrossing acoustic atmosphere for songwriter Adrianne Lenker’s gorgeous songwriting to shine through.
Lenker’s songs typically deal in old friends, forgotten places, and hidden emotion. Many of Big Theif’s most well-known songs are, in fact, named after various people from Lenker’s past lives. Whether it’s the jazzy melancholy of ‘Paul’ to the all surrounding folk guitar of ‘Haley’ or the cathartic balladry of ‘Mary,’ memories of the doomed figure heavily in the Big Thief catalogue. Century is no different, creating a muted vignette, more a scene than a story. Two people alone together, unsure of their future, but eager to live in each other’s present.
The single comes ahead of their third album’s release on May 3rd. The recording of that record, says Lenker, was marked by a newfound chemistry, with the band’s four members coalescing now in full for the first time since solidifying their lineup back in 2016. You can stream the song now on all major platforms and find the band’s European tour dates below.
05-18 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
05-19 Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3
05-21 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
05-22 Manchester, England - The Ritz
05-23 London, England - Roundhouse
05-24 Bristol, England - SWX
05-26 Cambridge, England - Cambridge Junction
05-27 Paris, France - Trabendo
05-28 Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie
05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05-31 Nîmes, France - This Is Not a Love Song Festival
06-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret
06-03-06 Marina Di Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew Festival
06-03 Berlin, Germany - Lido
06-04 Zurich, Switzerland - Bogen F
06-08 Porto, Portugal - NOS Privaera Sound
08-06-10 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08-08 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
08-15-18 Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man Festival
08-16 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival