Taken from the forthcoming album “The Wide, Wide River”, out 22 Jan 2021 on Domino Record Co.
James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra will release “The Wide, Wide River on January 22nd”. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John), Cecilia Österholm ,Emma Nordenstam (piano & cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin). The Wide, Wide River is a soothing, warm and sublime listen, The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends, now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.