Bright Eyes have finally returned with "Persona Non Grata", their first new material since 2011.
The band announced their first reunion shows back in January, and have today shared a first taster of their recent studio sessions.
"Persona Non Grata" is the first Bright Eyes single since their 2011 LP The People's Key.
They've also shared a statement to to alongside the track, which reads, "Strange days indeed. Just wanted to send our love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated. You are not alone. We are all in this together. We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020. We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what."
Bright Eyes add, "We also have lots of touring plans which we are now reassessing. We will keep you involved as things progress. We very much want to get on the road and hope to see you all in person sooner rather than later. Until then, here is a song called "Persona Non Grata". We hope you like it. It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but this one seemed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes! Which is a first for us. We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Thinking of you fondly."