I ask you : WHO does not remember the velvet smooth ‘Kiss Me‘? A song so incredibly lush that your grandma owned a copy (maybe two)? Of course if you don’t have the slightest idea about what I’m talking about, you might consider crawling out of that rock you’re under and click right here to get all the info that you need about possibly one of the best love songs to have come out in the late 90’s (you’re quite welcome). It’s been a decade since Sixpence None The Richer released their last studio album ‘Divine Discontent‘, an album which spawned a thoroughly amazing cover of Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over‘. And since 2012 is officially the year of comebacks, how can the mellow-voiced Leigh Nash and the boys not jump on the comeback train? Especially since everybody from Garbage to No Doubt are releasing new material? Of course, this little piece of happy news made me flail like it’s nobody’s bizness, considering that Sixpence None The Richer happens to be one of my fave bands of all time (with ‘Kiss Me‘, ‘There She Goes‘ and ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over‘ making it to the list of my fave songs of all time – along with some rather haunting and melancholic non-singles like ‘Tension Is A Passing Note‘ and ‘We Have Forgotten‘ that are hidden gems).
The band’s new album is titled ‘Lost In Transition‘, and the tentative release date is August 7th, 2012. Check out one of the tracks to have surfaced online called ‘Sooner Than Later‘, a lilting number dealing with the loss of a parent. I’m glad that band’s stuck to their classic style of layered and textured orchestration with emphasis on the melodies. Can’t wait for this one!