Bill Callahan Shares ‘Coyotes’ Single

Listen to the first track shared off the forthcoming new album, ‘YTI⅃AƎЯ.’

By Andy Kahn Sep 12, 2022 7:56 am PDT

Bill Callahan released the single “Coyotes.” The song is the first preview of the singer-songwriter’s upcoming album, YTI⅃AƎЯ, which is set for release via Drag City on October 14.

Callahan recorded the 12-song follow-up to 2020’s Gold Record with guitarist Matt Kinsey, bassist/vocalist Emmett Kelly, pianist/vocalist Sarah Ann Phillips and drummer Jim White. Additional contributions came from Carl Smith on contra alto clarinet and a brass section consisting of Mike St. Clair and Derek Phelps

Callahan described the inspiration for “Coyotes,” stating:

“Coyotes — We lived for awhile 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.”

Watch the sardonic lyric video for Bill Callahan’s new single “Coyotes” below:

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