Devendra Banhart has posted new track 'Never Seen Such Good Things' online - listen to it now.
Devendra Banhart has always provoked extreme reactions. To some, he is a love lorn troubadour, a cosmonaut of inner space cut from the same cosmic cloth which threads through Tim Buckley, John Fahey and more.
To others, though, his work is simply too affected, too stepped in other's work to stand on its own two feet. Returning with a new album, then, fans could be forgiven for knowing what to expect.
'Mala' drops on March 11th, and last night the American songwriter posted new track 'Never Seen Such Good Things' online.
It's a striking introduction. Devendra Banhart has rarely sounded so seductive, musing into the microphone that "love you're a strange, fella..."
Far from a diversion, 'Never Seen Such Good Things' is simply strong, affecting songwriting. No doubt the naysayers will have a field day, but then, we can't imagine Devendra Banhart losing his cool over it...
Listen to 'Never Seen Such Good Things' below.
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'Mala' is set to be released on March 11th.