Conor Oberst has announced details of his new acoustic solo album, Ruminations.
The album was written last winter in Oberst’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
“I wasn’t expecting to write a record,” says Oberst. “I honestly wasn’t expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.”
The tracklisting for Ruminations is:
Barbary Coast (later)
Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
The Rain Follows the Plow
A Little Uncanny
Next of Kin
You All Loved Him Once
Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
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