The Shins are back with their first original release in over two-and-a-half years with “The Great Divide.”
“The Great Divide” contains thrilling synth sequences and expansive vocals from James Mercer, and it’s accompanied by a surreal video directed by Paul Trillo, which takes viewers through space and time.
“It’s an epic about longing and love in a broken world,” Mercer said. “I guess we wanted to try to provide a bit of warmth and sentiment in hard times.”
The Shins also released a reimagined version (aka “The Great Divide (Flipped)”) of the song for Amazon Originals, which you can listen to here.
Watch the video for “The Great Divide” below, and read Paste’s past ranking of the band’s best songs here.