Longing and regret...

Mark Everett - best known as 'E' - has always thrived on honesty.

A casual glance at Eels' back catalogue tells you that this is a songwriter who doesn't hold back, who - to borrow a trite but accurate phrase - pours his soul into his music.

New album 'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett' bears witness to this. Out on April 21st, it's a beautifully orchestrated work, one which matches E's soft voice against plaintive, mainly acoustic, instrumentation.

Stripped from the upcoming full length, 'Mistakes Of My Youth' finds E in an introspective, melancholic mood. The video for the track takes the theme literally, following a young boy around an American town.

Almost dripping with nostalgia, with pained regret, it's a wonderfully engrossing clip.

Watch it now.

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'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett' is set to be released on April 21st.

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