Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Feb 14th 2013 11:24AM by Dan Reilly
But let's be real -- this is a rough day for a lot of people. And if you're in the market for a complicated song about regret and moving on from a broken relationship instead of chocolates and roses, well, you've come to the right place. Behold, Josh Ritter's lyric video for his song "New Lover," one of the lead tracks off his upcoming album The Beast in Its Tracks. The Idaho-born, Brooklyn-based artist penned the album in the wake of his divorce, and here he sings about finding a new woman while wondering if his ex has also moved on with a new man.
"The writing of 'New Lover' just happened," Ritter tells Spinner. "As it sometimes occurs (though rarely), I got lucky and the tangled ball of emotions unrolled itself almost effortlessly into a song. As ever, I wanted to make sure that the personal never precluded the ability of someone else to relate to the song, but thankfully, the song's personality needed no altering. I'm super proud of it, but I almost feel as if I can't take credit for it."
Check out the video below and dig deep into Ritter's beautifully heartbreaking lyrics for "New Lover." The Beast in Its Tracks is due out March 5, and you can catch Ritter on tour in North America and Europe throughout the spring.