The Wrens’ Charles Bissell, has released their first song, ‘Old Death’. Listen to the track below. In October, Bissell announced that he had left New Jersey indie rock band The Wrens, of which he was the co-frontman, and was launching this new solo project.
In addition to ‘Old Death’, the song’s two B-sides, ‘And It’s All Guns and Arrows’ and ‘I’ll Bear’, are now available to stream.
Speaking about the new material, Bissell has said: “’Old Death’ is, like the rest of the album, sort of a sequel to [2003’s] ‘The Meadowlands’ before it and like that one, is about time, how one chooses to spend it, what those choices cost.” “That means for me, the song (and album) is also about making the album itself.
It’s about death, maybe obviously, but it’s really about my dumb life. And because so much of that life lined up weirdly well to the Odyssey, it’s all sorta hung on Homer’s narrative framework (while I unlike say, Ulysses, in my case it’s all very non-fictional/auto-biographical).” “However like Ulysses, every song is written in a stream-of-consciousness mode.Read more on nme.com