Pixies New Album Includes 'Thank-You Letter' To Kim Deal


(Classic Rock) A track on the upcoming sixth Pixies album is a "thank-you letter" to former bassist Kim Deal. The album, Head Carrier, is scheduled to be released on September 30

Frontman Black Francis - aka Charles Thompson - says the band's new bass player Paz Lenchantin wrote the music for and takes the lead vocal role on All I Think About Now, but she asked him to write the lyrics for it.

Francis tells the BBC: "I had done a song one night, it was a quickie song that appeared and I made a demo on our iPhones with Joey Santiago. The balance of the demo was off in the sense that all you could hear was Joey's guitar and you couldn't hear the chord structure underneath.

"Paz misheard the chord structure and when it came time to do a rendition of the song, her understanding of the song was from a different planet so it didn't work.

"What she had written was not for the same song. It was no deal and she learned the song proper but then she says, 'But Charles, I worked on this part here. It is kind of interesting and maybe it could be the start of a new song.' So I said, 'Oh, absolutely Paz. But you have to sing it.'

"She said, 'Okay but you have to write the words. You have to write about Kim Deal. Just like a little thank-you letter.' So that's what we did. The song isn't really intended for the listener to think about the characters and our band's history or anything like that. The lyric is more open-ended so you can insert your own life into the song." Read more here.

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