When Chris Walla (guitarist/producer) stated Death Cab for Cutie's forthcoming follow up to 2005's Plans would be "really weird… totally a curve ball," and will, you know, sound "way more lunar than the urban meadow sort of thing that has been happening for the last couple of records," I didn't know what to expect. "I Will Possess Your Heart," is the first single off Narrow Stairs, the Seattle-based quartet's eighth studio album.
"I Will Possess Your Heart" clocks in at more than eight minutes long. Four-and-a-half minutes into the song, Ben Gibbard's voice finally enters: "You gotta spend some time, love / You gotta spend some time with me / I know that you will find love / I will possess your heart."
Narrow Stairs will be released on May 13 via Atlantic Records.