The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is about to release his third solo album, We All Want The Same Things, on March 24th via Partisan Records.
Most of the new album was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, New York, produced by Josh Kaufman and including collaborations from noteworthy artists such as keyboardist Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim), former Rainer Maria vocalist, Caithlin De Marrais, singer-songwriter Annie Nero, Stuart Bogie (Arcade Fire, Antibalas), and Finn's bandmate from The Hold Steady, guitarist Tad Kubler.
About the album's first single, Finn says: "Preludes is what I remember 1994 being like, coming back to the Twin Cities after being away for college. It's a time in my life that I felt most adrift, but there was also a feeling of wonder in being out of step and alone. This is the song on the album that is closest to being autobiographical, but I think it fits with these other character studies in that I was trying to figure out my place in a world that didn't seem to have a lot of room for me," while touching on the new LP he states: "We named this collection We All Want The Same Things after a line in the song God in Chicago. It seems like a bit of dark humor in these turbulent political times, but it also rings true: no matter our differences we all have some very basic wants and needs that line up with each other. The characters in these songs are normal people trying to help themselves, trying to move forward, and in some cases trying just to survive. All the while they are negotiating what space the others in their lives can occupy."
Preludes streams right below.