Weyes Blood, The Lemon Twigs feature on new Tim Heidecker album - hear 'Fear Of Death' here

The comedian's new studio album Fear Of Death, a self-proclaimed wake-up call also features Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
Posted: 5 August 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

No doubt more renowned for his absurdist comedy stylings, Tim Heidecker took to 'serious' songwriting last year with an affecting, non-ironic set of country-tinged rock songs. Off the back of the plaudits for his music debut What the Brokenhearted Do..., Heidecker has managed to recruit the likes of Weyes Blood, The Lemon Twigs, and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado for his new studio album Fear Of Death, among others.

Released on 25th September via Spacebomb, Fear Of Death details Heidecker's musings on his own vitality, health, and mortality - a marked step away from the oddball comedy in which his career was founded.

In a press release Heidecker said: "I didn't know that this record was going to be so focused on death when I was writing it. It took a minute for me to stand back and look at what I was talking about to realise that, yes, I am now a middle-aged man and my subconscious is screaming at me: 'You are getting old, dude! You are not going to live forever! Put down that cheese burger!"

On working with the aforementioned guest artists, Heidecker adds: "This record is a dream come true for me. I got to work with some of the best, and nicest, musicians in town who helped me take some shabby, simple tunes and turn them into something I'm proud of."

Check out title track 'Fear Of Death' featuring Weyes Blood's Natalie Mering below:

Fear Of Death is out on 25th September via Spacebomb.

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