American indie folk band, Fleet Foxes, have released another song from their upcoming album, Crack Up. The song is called, “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me,” and follows their previously shared tracks, “Third of May/Odaigahara,” and “Fool’s Errand.”
It has been six years since Fleet Foxes released their last album, Helplessness Blues. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Robin Pecknold (the band’s primary singer, songwriter and guitarist), explained why the group took such a long break in between records. The band had just finished touring for Helplessness Blues, and Pecknold knew it was time to step away for a while.
“I thought, ‘We kind of did this.’ If people wanted to see us, they saw us. There was no reason to milk it. I was curious what else there is to do in life,” he said.
Now, after a six year hiatus, the group will officially make their come back with their brand new record, Crack Up. The album is set to be released on June 16 via Nonesuch. In support of the album, the band will appear on US talk show, ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on June 16, and ‘CBS This Morning’ on June 17. The band have also played a bunch of concerts ahead of its release, including four shows at the Sydney Opera House.
Listen to “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me” off the new record here: