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Bonny Light Horseman unleash the gorgeous “I Know You Know”, announce double album

Bonny Light Horseman – the trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman – will release a new double album called Keep Me on Your Mind/See You Free on 7 June through Jagjaguwar. In February they released the stunning “When I Was Younger” and today they release the second glimpse of the album in “I Know You Know”.

This one finds Johnson on lead vocals, but with Mitchell close on his heels providing those luminous harmonies that light up all Bonny Light Horseman songs. Johnson’s reedy voice is the perfect vessel for this song full of wistful whimsy, casting a glance back at life and all the love lessons along the way that have made it sweet, bitter and all the richer.

The song also comes with Bonny Light Horseman’s first ever video! Johnson says:

“When thinking about directors for Bonny Light Horseman’s first (!!!) ever music video, Kimberly Stuckwisch leapt to mind immediately. I’d been a longtime fan of her always-evocative work–and for our band I felt like she’d ‘get it. The treatment she came back with was deeply aligned with the sentiments of the song: life’s multiverse, the dualities of joy and pain, the choices we make that chart our course towards one way or another. We shot this on a salt flat in the Mojave desert, trying to outrun the sunset and packs of salty coyotes, under the watch of some wayward desert pelicans.”

Watch the video for “I Know You Know” below or find the song on streamers.

Bonny Light Horseman’s Keep Me on Your Mind/See You Free is due out on 7 June via Jagjaguway (pre-order/save). You can find the band on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

You can also see them on tour over the summer in North America:

6/11 – Norfolk, VA – Virginia Arts Festival
6/12 – Nelsonville OH – Stuart’s Opera House *
6/13 – Chicago IL – Thalia Hall *
6/14 – Nashville TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/15 – Asheville NC – Orange Peel *
6/16 – Washington DC – Howard Theatre *
6/18 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
6/19 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
6/20 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer *
6/21 – Mount Solon VA – Red Wing Roots Festival
6/22 – Northampton MA – Green River Music Festival
6/23 – Cambridge MA – The Sinclair ^ (SOLD OUT)

07/13 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival 

8/10 – Lyons CO – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

* w/ Alpha Consumer
^ w/ Bridget St John