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

    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.


    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.


    “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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