Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week!
Bright Eyes is back! Fans of Conor Oberst have surely followed his recent stint with Phoebe Bridgers as half of the Better Oblivion Community Center project – but the revival of Bright Eyes feels like a homecoming for the low-fi songwriter who remains a cult favorite.
Bright Eyes has a way of tastefully embellishing bedroom ballads into anthems. In Persona Non Grata, it’s a bagpipe solo placed gently after the first chorus. It’s fitting that an instrument used both as a battle cry and to lead the requiem finds its home in this story following Oberst’s indecision regarding a hot and cold relationship.
“We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020. We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what.”Bright Eyes press release
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Persona Non Grata” by Bright Eyes featured as my DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.