January 14, 2013

In the early part of last year I started renting a room down in a basement a couple neighborhoods over from my apartment in Brooklyn and I started going in and working every day of the week there, just shutting the door and writing until evening. I decided to do a project there I’d wanted to do for years and years, which is to make an album by myself and for myself, an album that doesn’t owe anything to music I made before. When I finished the album I decided I’d give some the songs away for free since it cost almost nothing to make. So here’s one of the songs, over here on this site. The name of the project is Lovestreams.


17 Responses to “Lovestreams”

  1. Megan

    i’m usually pretty judgmental, but when it comes to you Will, you never cease to amaze me. very true, Lovestream is so different from OR. but your voice is still hauntingly magical. i love it and your shock corridor.

  2. JayBee

    Great track, definitely a step away from your usual stuff, but centered around the repetitiveness of electronica. Every lyric is outstanding as always. Best of luck with the project.

  3. Linda

    I can’t get over this song. I love it! Been listening to it for hours.

  4. Josh Allen

    This song blew my face off. It was was layered well and the melodies weaving in and out through the driving bass, sonic bliss. The lyrics are quite new and unique to the normal okkervil style. I love it. I can’t wait for the full release thank you for this.

  5. Will Sheff

    Thanks, guys! I should clarify, Josh – somewhere along the line someone on the internet said there’s a record of Lovestreams I’m about to release. That’s not technically the case. I MADE a record, but it was a personal thing I did for myself. I’m still trying to decide when and if the whole thing is coming out. Sorry for the confusion on that but I’m really glad you guys like the song. Making this record consumed my whole year and was wonderful.

  6. Megan

    I played “Shock corridor” in my yoga class yesterday morning, as part of a whole awakening the parts inside that sometimes we don’t really love, but must accept to feel whole. I think my students enjoyed your song just as much as me… it charged them as they were opening their hearts in sun saluts! Namaste, Will! -MS

  7. billy

    long time listener, first time caller. i’ll get to it. just need the rest of the album. please & thanks. great stuff. really i will keep it on the dl when u send it to me.

  8. Purpom

    Stop being so damn good, Will.
    No, I’m joking, don’t stop, it would make my life miserable.

  9. Megan

    Today is a day of sorts, and it turned into something of possibility when I listened to your Lovestreams song again. Your solo sound is so different from OR, and it presses the envelope on what is safe and what is risky. and that, my friend, is what inspires me and frees me from the mundanity of this monday. I’m so excited to hear more, Will. Please make more available!!!

  10. patricia cummiings

    Just read your article regarding the Dr.Hook video. I’m Mrs. George Cummings and I just had to write you. As we all know perception is everything. There’s two sides to every story and then there’s the truth. Still hoping one day George will write what really happened it would make a riveting story. Friends starting out on the Gulf Coast and how fame can change it all very quickly. Love your music FUV has turned me on to so many great muscians I would otherwise never heard. Have a great day.

    • Will Sheff

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for your kind words about my music! It’s wonderful to hear from you – I fully understand that there are two sides to every story and I hope I adequately communicated in my Dr. Hook piece that my story was a very intensely subjective one from the point of view of somebody with not a lot of background, coming to that DVD with fresh eyes and kind of interpreting things in a very personal way without a lot of behind-the-scenes understanding. I kind of allow myself to get carried away in that personal interpretation, but please know that underneath all that I truly don’t mean any disrespect to George at all. I think that DVD is a fascinating document and somehow it was more fun for me to approach it from an outside perspective, a perspective I’m sure is decidedly distorted but hopefully also entertaining.

  11. Clint Frost

    I’m not mad about this at all.

    Sidenote: with the rest of Okk, or otherwise, you should come to Boone, North Carolina, at Appalachian State. I’m literally broke all of the time and rarely go to shows–but I saw you guys in Charlotte this past August (we were the annoying assholes in the front that kept screaming for “Westfall”) and at Cat’s Cradle the year before with Titus Andronicus, and I’d scrounge up enough money to see you play anywhere close by, and I am personally friends with about 30 to 35 people that feel pretty much the same way.

  12. Donnie spaghetti

    That link leads to a she male love stream dream.

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