Deerhoof are getting ready to release their upcoming album, ‘Miracle-Level’, on March 31st. To set the mood just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’ve shared their brand new single ‘Wedding, March, Flower’.
The track features drummer Greg Saunier on lead vocals, with lyrics written in Japanese by bassist Satomi Matsuzaki. Saunier explained that the initial idea for the song was sparked by an intimate moment between him and his partner Sophie.
“I was flirting with my partner Sophie and sent her a video of me humming and playing the piano,” said Saunier. “Deerhoof was starting to get songs together for our next record. No one had suggested we needed any tender piano ballads, but Sophie convinced me to show it to my bandmates anyway.”
“When I first rehearsed it, I wasn’t even sure what I was singing,” he revealed. “But Satomi had written a love song about a wedding. Satomi and I ended our marriage over 10 years ago, and it hasn’t always been easy for any of us to keep the band going. Our songs have always been one way that we all process our feelings with each other. Co-writing and performing ‘Wedding, March, Flower’ with her was really intense.”
The album ‘Miracle-Level’ will be released on Joyful Noise Recordings and includes the previously released singles ‘Sit Down, Let Me Tell You a Story’ and ‘My Lovely Cat!’.