On this first single, “Alexandra” (co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend), Leithauser’s voice sounds warmly familiar – all throaty/boozy and slightly imperfect. He tells NME that Sinatra inspired the new album, so the video’s loosened-tie, lounge-singer vibe makes sense (even that album cover recalls something in the Blue Note vein).
Pre-order Black Hours here and check the tracklisting below.
The Silent Orchestra
11 Oâ€™Clock Friday Night
St Maryâ€™s County
I Donâ€™t Need Anyone
Bless Your Heart
The Smallest Splinter
Waltz (deluxe edition)
In Our Time (Iâ€™ll Always Love You) (deluxe edition)
Utrecht (deluxe edition)
Iâ€™ll Never Love Again (deluxe edition)