Watch Bright Eyes showcase ‘Down In The Weeds…’ on ‘CBS This Morning’

Bright Eyes have showcased their latest album ‘Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was’ in a new performance on CBS’ This Morning.

Delivering the socially-distanced performance, the band ran through two tracks from the album – ‘Persona Non Grata’ and ‘Mariana Trench’.

  • Read more: Bright Eyes: “I hope our music makes people feel less alone”

Oberst was joined by his bandmates Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott and Anna Butterss, alongside the duo Lucius.

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You can watch both performances below.

Oberst also recently guested on Matty Healy’s ‘In Conversation’ podcast, and he spoke about how the new Bright Eyes record addresses loss.

“Loss is a pretty big theme in the new songs,” he said. “I’ve lost friends and I’ve lost people over the years but I only had two brothers, so when you lose one of your brothers, it’s just a life-changing event where this thing that had always been a foundation of your life is gone.

“Trying to pick up the pieces and move on from that, it’s a hard thing.”

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In a four-star review of ‘Down In The Weeds…‘, NME wrote: “As with the best of Bright Eyes, there’s a bittersweet meeting of macabre words and folky tunefulness. There’s a bubbling new wave lightness to ‘Mariana Trench’, as Oberst reflects a society “where selfishness is currency – people spend more than they make”.

“Yet the real highlight arrives when he captures a certain Anglo-melancholy on the UK-referencing break-up song ‘Calais To Dover”, traversing a nauseating ferry ride and some sad English scenes, before erupting to an epic and surprising Americana wig-out.”

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