Cozy up this Holiday season to alternative rock band Fleet Foxes “A Very Lonely Solstice,” released on December 10, 2021. Robin Pecknold compiled 13- tracks of all-time treasured songs from Fleet Foxes’ catalog to a solo acoustic collection, recorded on winter solstice 2020 at Brooklyn St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. The intimate heart-rendering acoustic set had been originally broadcasted as a live-stream event on December 2020, days before New York declared a state of emergency during the rise of Covid-19 cases. On December 10th, a YouTube premiered event took place at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET, followed by a Q&A with Robin Pecknold hosted by Elia Einhorn. The filmed recording is now available on YouTube.
Last year, fans worldwide tuned in during the most isolated winter solstice, as many families and friends were quarantined during Holidays. Pecknold describes the set, “me by myself on the longest night of the year… honoring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old.” Fleet Foxes’ song selections cover all four of the band’s studio albums, including their 2008 self-titled debut album (“Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”) to 2011’s Helplessness Blues (“Blue Spotted Tail”) 2017’s Crack-Up (“If You Need To, Keep Time On Me”) and this year’s 2021 album, Shore (Sunblind, I’m not my season, Featherweight). Included is Resistance Revival Chorus who joined Pecknold on Shore tracks “Wading In Waist-High Water” and “Can I Believe You.” In addition, a featured cover of Nina Simone’s “In The Morning” and a rearrangement of the traditional “Silver Dagger.” This year brings joy and prosperity, the band’s Fourth Studio album, ‘Shore’ has been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 64th Grammy Awards.
A Very Lonely Solstice album is now available to preorder on limited edition colored vinyl & CD in the Fleet Foxes store, with orders expected to ship in Spring 2022.