Bartees Strange releases his sophomore album, Farm to Table, on Friday, and he’s dropped off one more single, titled “Wretched.” Stream it via the accompanying Michael Parks Randa-directed music video below.
Yet another display of the vulnerability for which Strange has become known, “Wretched” is a powerful reflection upon his past in which the musician thinks about everyone who has supported his journey thus far. “I was trying to be something wretched,” he sings. “Something I saw on TV/ But you were the only one who would come through calling/ You found ways to rescue me.”
In a statement, Strange explained his motivation for the track. “This song is about the people who’ve always stood by me, even when I was wretched,” Strange said. “When I was trying to be something other than myself — they saw me even through that and held me down. Folks from past lives, and folks who’ll play a big part in my future — I’m grateful for them and the love they’ve poured into me. This song is for and about them.”
Following a headlining show at The Getty in Los Angeles on June 18th, Strange will play a string of shows in Europe and the UK this summer before returning to North America in late July; tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.