Today, Bright Eyes have made their return with their first new track in nine years, “Persona Non Grata.”
The downtempo tune revolves around sombre instrumental, that grows as the track progresses and eventually features bagpipes. Frontman Ben Gibbard delivers powerful lyrics throughout the entirety of “Persona Non Grata,” as he delivers lines like, “Left your innocence there/ in Tiananmen square/ You were filled with despair/ Underfed and depressed.”
“Strange days indeed,” Bright Eyes explain. “Just wanted to send our love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated … We are all in this together.”
Listen to “Persona Non Grata” below.