The hype leading up to The Shins newest album, Port of Morrow, will not stop building. Today, The Shins released the track “September” which walks with bossa-nova style and feel good vibes. The result is a well-constructed love song written by James Mercer for his wife.
On writing the song, Mercer told Rolling Stone “The trouble I got in was I told Marissa, ‘This is going to be your song,’ so I knew the lyrics had to be right on. I wanted it to be a diamond—and I feel the work paid off.”
“September” is the B-side to “Simple Song” on a 7″ single available on Valentine’s day.
Port of Morrow will be released March 20.