Bright Eyes Share 1st Single Since 2011, ‘Persona Non Grata’

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Bright Eyes are back with “Persona Non Grata,” their first single in nine years. The song came with a note in which the band pledged to release an album this year “no matter what.”

Consisting of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, Bright Eyes recently announced a world tour. The band, which signed to the Dead Oceans label, is “now reassessing” those plans.

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Here’s a note from Bright Eyes accompanying the new single:

Strange days indeed. Just wanted to send our love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated. You are not alone. We are all in this together. We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020. We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what. We also have lots of touring plans which we are now reassessing. We will keep you involved as things progress. We very much want to get on the road and hope to see you all in person sooner rather than later. Until then, here is a song called “Persona Non Grata.” We hope you like it. It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but this one seemed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes! Which is a first for us. We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Thinking of you fondly.

Check out a visualizer for “Persona Non Grata” below:

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