Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming LP, Ruins, out on Jan. 19 via Columbia Records.
Following the release of advance tracks “It’s A Shame,” “Postcard” and “Fireworks,” “Ruins” is a somber, introspective folk musing on the end of a relationship with the duo’s vocals beautifully weaving in and out of one another, surrounded by minimal, calming instrumentation.
The “Ruins” video is a live performance from the Rebel Hearts Club, featuring a witty introduction from an older British man before the duo’s acoustic song gently mesmerizes with its lap-steel guitar and luscious, tender country vocals.
The duo’s fourth studio album, Ruins was produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) and recorded in Portland, Ore. where the Söderberg sisters collaborated with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith.
Watch the live video for “Ruins” below, preorder Ruins here and watch a 2012 First Aid Kit performance from the Paste Cloud further down.