Chris Robinson Brotherhood Shares ‘Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks’

By Scott Bernstein Jul 20, 2017 8:33 am PDT

This Friday the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will issue Barefoot In The Head, the prolific band’s third new studio recording in the past two years. “Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks” is the third track on the new LP and audio of the tune recently premiered ahead of tomorrow’s release date.

Chris Robinson recently told Rolling Stone about the approach the band took:

My only thing that I said to everyone was, “Listen, no one bring any instrument to the studio that we played on previous records or that we played live.” So [guitarist] Neal [Casal] brought a different rig. I brought a different rig. We brought every stringed instrument that we could get our hands on. And that’s how we started.

Casal uses a tone unheard before in his time with the CRB on “Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks.” Keyboardist Adam MacDougall adds barrelhouse piano work and vintage synth tones as Chris sings on a tune, that like many from the band, sounds straight out of the late ’60s.

Listen to “Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks” which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rock:

Barefoot In The Head Tracklist

  1. Behold The Seer
  2. She Shares My Blanket
  3. Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks
  4. Blonde Light Of Morning
  5. Dog Eat Sun
  6. Blue Star Woman
  7. High Is Not The Top
  8. If You Had A Heart To Break
  9. Glow
  10. Good To Know

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