Gearing up for the release of their sophomore album Almanac on January 22nd via Captured Tracks, Widowspeak have just released their latest single from the album. “Thick As Thieves” marries the same kind of hazy, rustic folk-isms that were a staple of their debut but seems to push the band even further into their own aesthetic and what results is a song that simmers with unresolved tension and a looming sense of danger. Regarding this track, singer Molly Hamilton said:
“Sometimes my lyrics originate from memories and emotions regarding a personal relationship, but relationships always represent more than just the person. It’s that moment, and your values and preoccupations wrapped up in it. This song came out of the experience of moving out of a home, and away from that life and the person I shared it with. It doesn’t really make sense to leave behind something, someone, a place, a way of living that means so much to you, that represents what’s best about you—but eventually you do grow away from the painful part, for better or worse. As with the rest of Almanac, ‘Thick as Thieves’ is about beginnings and endings, and how time affects the way they are perceived.”
Listen to the track below.