"Sidelines" is the lead outing from Hornsby's 'Flicted album, and features Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Blake Mills on guitar. The new track is accompanied by a video directed by Kitty Ninon Anais Faingold.

Hornsby says of the new single, which was co-written by Mills and co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, ""Sidelines" is a song about hysteria in various forms, starting with the Salem witch trials of the 1600’s then to the present-day pandemic-era panic. It features angular melodic content vocally and a pointillistic middle instrumental section."

'Flicted will follow Hornsby's 2020 album Non-Secure Connection. The album is co-produced by Hornsby and Tony Berg, and features additional production from Rechtshaid and Wayne Pooley. The record also features contributions from Danielle Haim, Ethan Gruska, Rob Moose and more.

Hornsby says of the album title, "The album title ‘Flicted relates to this strange time in which we live, when the world is basically, well, ‘flicted."

Tracklist:

  1. Sidelines (with Ezra Koenig and featuring Blake Mills)
  2. Tag
  3. The Hound
  4. Too Much Monkey Business
  5. Maybe Now
  6. Bucket List
  7. Days Ahead (feat. Danielle Haim)
  8. Lidar
  9. Is This It
  10. Had Enough
  11. Simple Prayer II (feat. Z. Berg, Ethan Gruska & Rob Moose)
  12. Point Omega
"Sidelines" with Ezra Koenig and Blake Mills is out now. Bruce Hornsby's 'Flicted album will be released 27 May via Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers, and is available to pre-order now.