Horse Thief return with new single “Drowsy”

Two years on from their very well-received debut album Fear In Bliss, Horse Thief return with a new single entitled “Drowsy”, released as part of this year’s Record Store Day celebrations. Of the track, which is about addiction, Horse Thief singer and songwriter Cameron Neal had this to say:

“When writing ‘Drowsy’ I tried to tell the other side of the story in regard to addiction. Watching and seeing someone give up and turn away from everything they love. It’s a serious and very real thing everywhere in the world and some people are still afraid to speak on it. Without talking about it, nothing will ever change and no one will ever feel comfortable to admit and ask for help. This song is a song for both sides and can be far more about drugs depending on where you are in your life, a song to give reality to both sides of the story.”

Oklahoma-based quintet Horse Thief are a self-styled “psychedelic folk rock band” and purveyors of a panoramic yet nuanced brand, the sound flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with frontman Cameron Neal’s lyrics from confessional to metaphorical. The results evoke the wide-open spaces of America’s mid-west but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier, fractured emotions.

Horse Thief are currently putting the finishing touches to their second album which will be released on Bella Union later this year.