Bruce Hornsby has announced his forthcoming album 'Flicted, and has teamed up with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Blake Mills for the lead single "Sidelines".
"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."