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Cass McCombs Shares New Danielle Haim-Backed Song “Belong to Heaven”: Stream

The track also reunites McCombs with producer Ariel Rechtshaid

Cass McCombs Belong to Heaven 2022 song single stream
Cass McCombs, photo by Giovanni Duca
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    Cass McCombs has unveiled his new single, “Belong to Heaven,” marking his first solo release since 2020.

    The standalone track is still a collaborative effort: Along with Wit’s End and Humor Risk-era producer Ariel Rechtshaid, McCombs assembled a backing band comprised of Danielle Haim on drums and vocals; The Chapin Sisters on vocals; Shahzad Ismaily on bass, keys, and piano; Frank LoCastro on keys; and Buddy Ross on Hammond organ. Stream “Belong to Heaven” below.

    The song begins with a twangy, folk-hustle groove that springs into a heartfelt tribute to a lost friend. The vocal pairing of McCombs, Haim, and The Chapin Sisters forms a spectral harmony that lingers throughout, adding a somber weight to the otherwise airy remembrance.

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    Despite the dour subject, McCombs approaches it all with an affable levity, throwing “How now, brown cowvocal warm-ups in with more sincere sentiments like, “You were totally lunar/ You had a gallows at City Hall and gallows humor/ Wish I had met you sooner.” Of course, the memories are bound to come back sweeter when they’re synced to such an uplifting rhythm.

    McCombs has kept busy as a collaborator since his most recent studio album, 2019’s Tip of the Sphere. He co-wrote several tracks on Blake Mills’ Mutable Set, released a two-song single with Steve Gunn, and brought in Bob Weir and Angel Olsen for the reworked “Don’t (Just) Vote.”

    Starting this May, McCombs will be on the road for a brief tour. Kicking off in Guadalajara, Mexico, it will continue on to California in June. Grab your seats today via Ticketmaster.

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    “Belong to Heaven” Artwork:

    Cass McCombs Belong to Heaven single artwork

    Cass McCombs 2022 Tour Dates:
    05/21 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Festival Guadalajara
    06/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    06/15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    06/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
    06/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    06/19 – Cayucos, CA @ Schooner’s

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