Reigning Sound share new single “Oh Christine” from forthcoming album ‘A Little More Time With Reigning Sound’ out in May on Merge
Reigning Sound share “Oh Christine,” one of bandleader Greg Cartwright’s favorite songs on his forthcoming LP. The new single marks another step towards the May 21 release of A Little More Time with Reigning Sound, on Merge Records, the group’s first full-length album in seven years.
The new single will just lift you and take you on the journey that it plays out. Warm, melodic and meaningful. A powerful composition that already alludes to this masterpiece creation. A welcomed return, showcasing the power of the sound. The raw lyrics provide this compelling depth to the release but the vibrant tone and overall production exudes this rhythmic and rich endearing ensemble.
Cartwright on the new song:
‘“Oh Christine” was written as a folk ballad, but when Graham started playing 4/4 behind me at rehearsal, it took on a whole different feel. The counterpoint of the electric guitar, the double-time bridge, everything about it just fell right into place. I love it when that happens.”
The lyric “Spring has come, winter’s gone / And the seasons seem strange / Time may pass but time won’t change” from “Oh Christine” will be sure to resonate with many in 2021. And although it’s been seven years since the band has put out new music, our love for Reigning Sound endures!
A Little More Time is the first in-studio collaboration with Reigning Sound’s original “Memphis lineup” of Greg Cartwright (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Scott (bass), Greg Roberson (drums), and Alex Greene (keyboards) since 2005’s Home for Orphans LP, which Merge reissued last year. For the new record, Cartwright invited Elen Wroten (cello), Krista Wroten (violin), Graham Winchester (additional drums and percussion), and John Whittemore (pedal steel) to play on some of the tracks. Beyond that, Coco Hames (The Ettes, Parting Gifts) sings co-lead vocals on “Just Say When.”
Pre-order A Little More Time with Reigning Sound on CD and LP.