In 2016 Eric Bachmann released a self-titled solo album that might have thrown long-time fans for a loop, as it did away with the frenetic guitars of his storied bands Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers, opting instead for a singer-songwriter mode. It was a shrewd move from the middle-aged songwriter, as it found him settling comfortably into a homespun sound that still conveyed the same lyrical sharpness as ever. Today he has announced that he'll be following it up with another album in the same mould, No Recover, due September 7th on Merge.

Bachmann has shared the title track from the album, a song that marries plucked acoustic arpeggios with softly falling piano chords. In this realm Bachmann's age-enriched voice soulfully opens up vistas of lonely towns and ghosts of memories. There's a pain to his words, but one that is fading under the medication of time, being washed out by the happier memories, all painted in beautiful colour by the delicate instrumentation. As the glorious golden sun slowly sets over the song, the only sensation left is its gentle warmth on your skin. Listen to 'No Recover' below.

You can pre-order No Recover from here physically or here digitally ahead of its September 7th release.