Published Jun 18, 2013Our first taste of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' upcoming self-titled album was the vintage soul-flavoured "Better Days, and they showcase a similarly retro style on the newly unveiled "This Life."
The song begins as a sparse R&B waltz that places frontman Alex Ebert's voice front and centre. The arrangement swells as it moves along thanks to the entrance of some dramatic, gospel-tinged backup vocals and "Oh! Darling"-style guitar licks. Listen below [via Rolling Stone].
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is out on July 23 through Community Music. The band are currently in the midst of an extensive tour.