Bright Eyes Get Flea for New Song "Forced Convalescence"

It's the second single from the band's forthcoming album
Bright Eyes Get Flea for New Song 'Forced Convalescence'
Last month, Bright Eyes released "Persona Non Grata," their first song in nine years. Now, the band have shared a new track titled "Forced Convalescence," the second song from their forthcoming album, set to arrive later this year.

The song follows a marching drum beat as the instruments swell in and out, while the band's core trio of Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis are joined by an eight-piece choir. But the most notable addition for this track is Flea, on loan from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose fretboard-hopping bass stylings can be heard all over the song's sparser verses.

Bright Eyes announced their reunion earlier this year, and outlined a world tour originally set to take place this spring and summer. Those dates have been postponed due to coronavirus — hopefully, when they reschedule, they remember to add some Canadian dates to the itinerary.

Watch the lyric video for "Forced Convalescence" below.