Following our recent news that English singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists had joined forces as Offa Rex and were to release their debut album The Queen of Hearts on July 7th via Nonesuch Records, they have revealed another new video (watch above). The Old Churchyard appeared on Waterson:Carthy‘s fourth album ‘A Dark Light’, released on 2002. They, in turn, learned it from Almeda Riddle of Arkansas.
The Queen of Hearts was produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine’s studio in Portland, OR, and mostly arranged by Olivia Chaney, the thirteen tracks on The Queen of Hearts draw largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity. Read more about the album here.
The video follows two other videos, the title track and Blackleg Miner:
The Queen of Hearts Tracklisting
1. The Queen of Hearts
2. Blackleg Miner
3. The Gardener
4. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
5. Flash Company
6. Old Churchyard
7. Constant Billy (Oddington) / I’ll Go Enlist (Sherborne)
8. Willie o’ Winsbury
9. Bonny May
10. Sheepcrook and Black Dog
11. To Make You Stay