With their first new material since 2008’s self titled debut album which shot them to worldwide fame, Fleet Foxes are back with a new album, and are generously giving away the first track for free from their official site. As well as being the first song made available from the record, Helplessness Blues will also be the title of the full length album, expected at the start of May.
The albums title track continues in a similar vein to their debut record, poetic and mournful in tone. It’s folk roots are glaringly obvious, as lead vocalist Robin Pecknold bemoans “I don’t know who to believe, I’ll get back to you someday soon, you will see”. One can’t help but feel that Fleet Foxes are preparing to take people’s mainstream music consciousness by storm; there’s no doubting 2011 is set to be an eventful and important year for the Seattle group.