Cass McCombs está de volta com música nova depois de Tip Of The Spheres, disco de 2019 editado pela Anti- Records, que foi um dos nossos 270 discos de 2019 que devias ter ouvido e não ouviste… ou ouviste?. O músico californiano enche agora um copo bem cheio da sua songwriting exemplar com o lançamento de “The Wine Of Lebanon”, um tema com a pedra basilar feita de piano onde sobre paredes de folk cresce a voz e a poesia de McCombs.

A música foi gravada em parceria com a Universal Audio recorrendo a um novo sistema de gravação chamado LUNA.

Sobre “The Wine Of Lebanon” e a processo de captação, Cass conta que:

“The Wine of Lebanon”  is a song that centers around the line: ‘what can I offer you?’ It is about ritual offerings to the departed and wine as allegory for life. The band comprised of Dan Iead on electric guitar and pedal steel, Frank Locrasto on Rhodes and synth, Noga Shefi on bass, Yoni Shelig on drums and myself on piano.

(…)they were still writing the code for LUNA in the control room as we were recording, which was thrilling. It felt a little, I mean very little, like being part of the crew of a space shuttle launch. Everyone’s guts were in knots. The ashtrays were overflowing. A nervous nation watched on live television. Families embraced in anticipation, fearing the worst. I jest. The recording went smooth and was a blast to do. We recorded the strings at UA’s studio in Santa Cruz a couple of months later with an arrangement by MAGIK*MAGIK ORCHESTRA.

“The Wine Of Lebanon” é um one-off single e não fará parte de um novo longa-duração. Vídeo em baixo, filmado nos estúdios da Universal Audio.