Benjamin Gibbard
Former Lives
City Slang
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1Shepherd's Bush Lullaby 0:50
2Dream Song 3:33
3Teardrop Windows 2:48
4Bigger Than Love 4:48
5Lily 2:01
6Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)3:52
7Duncan, Where Have You Gone_ 3:47
8Oh, Woe 2:50
9A Hard One to Know 2:41
10Lady Adelaide 3:34
11Broken Yolk in Western Sky 3:32
12I'm Building a Fire 2:34

Other cities, other plans; different friends, different dreams; former loves, former lives. After fifteen years in Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard didn't make his first solo album in search of a new beginning; instead, it closes a door. "These songs span eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking" he says of the dozen tracks that comprise former lives. "They're a side story, not a new chapter." Still, what we keep for ourselves is often just as interesting as what we choose to share. Former lives is a gorgeous shadow anthology, the exuberant sound of one of our best songwriters finding his voice by experimenting with those of others.