Two years after Lamp Lit Prose and three months after the live-in-studio album Sing The Melody, American band Dirty Projectors (lead by David Longstreth) returned with a new track titled “Overlord“. Guitarist Maia Friedman handles lead vocals and co-wrote the lyrics with David Longstreth, who wrote and produced the music. Felicia Douglass and Kristin Slipp contribute additional vocals. Nat Baldwin plays upright bass; Mike Johnson is behind the kit. Mauro Refosco plays congas.
The video, directed by Dave and starring Maia, features some recent, notable public architecture in New York City, and according to the press release, it traces an elliptical story about the stories we tell ourselves about progress.