Last week, indie folk rock band Bright Eyes appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and churned out a rocker with “Jejune Stars” off new album The People’s Key. This upbeat tempo can be found throughout their latest effort.
“We’re over the Americana, rootsy, whatever that sound is,” said frontman Conor Oberst. “People say country but I never thought we were very country at all. But whatever that element is or that aesthetic is, I guess it’s worn a little thin for me these days. So we very much wanted it to be rocking and, for lack of a better term, contemporary, or modern.”