The last time we had an album from M. Ward was two years ago when his partnership with Zooey Deschanel, She & Him, released their fifth LP Classics. Now. the Portland-based singer-songwriter is back with his ninth solo album, More Rain, an LP that finds him collaborating with the likes of k.d. lang, Neko Case, and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.

It's streaming in full via NPR ahead of its release next week on Merge, so do the right thing and press play below.