Next month, Wisconsin folk outfit Field Report return with their sophomore album, Marigolden. According to a press release, the 10-track effort is said to be inspired by the “homesick tension” and “un-grounded anxiety” the band felt after spending two straight years on the road in support of their 2012 self-titled debut. Already we’ve heard a handful of album cuts, including “Wings”, “Home (Leave The Lights On)”, and “Decision Day”. Now, the four-piece have revealed the tender and glowing title track.
Listen in below (via The A.V. Club).
And read frontman Chris Porterfield’s rather odd story behind the song:
“So this song was written while we were making the record. The word ‘marigolden’ showed up while I was doing some writing in studio B while the guys were working. I understand it to refer to a state of sharing characteristics of a marigold, which is a brutish flower found in beds everywhere that smells bad and dies off every year. If you want it back, you have to dig it up now and plant it again later. And it’s a play on being ‘golden,’ which is not that at all. So this whole story came out of that. There’s a lot to unpack, but I’m sure intrepid A.V. Club commenters won’t miss a thing. Here’s a few jumping off points: Jane Harmony (character in the song’s lyrics) is a variety of marigold! The song refers to cottage industry of post self circumcision reconstruction, and the general silliness of male sexuality! Maybe Jane doesn’t exist!”
Marigolden the album is due out on October 7th via Partisan Records.