Sixpence None the Richer's 'Sooner Than Later': Exclusive First Listen
The Band's 'Lost in Transition' Marks First Album in 10 Years
Sixpence None The Richer's new album, "Lost in Transition," is an emotional return for the reunited band, but perhaps no song strikes a chord as deep as "Sooner Than Later."
"It's about my father," who passed in 2007, singer Leigh Nash told Billboard. "That's a relationship and something I don't mind at all baring for the world to see. The pain of losing a parent, a lot of people can connect with that."
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Yet the downcast song's chorus comes with a lilt, a ray of sunshine that suggests the pain will pass.
"When I get to sing that live on stage with the band, it really helps me," Nash said. "I'm able to keep working on those emotions and that grief through that song."
The song's the latest from "Lost in Transition," due August 7 -- outside of a 2008 Christmas set, it's the act's first studio album since 2002's "Divine Discontent." The duo, which also includes guitarist Matt Slocum, split shortly thereafter before deciding to reform in 2007.
"We wanted to do it for the last five years," Nash said of the new album, blaming record label issues for keeping the set under wraps. The band has since partnered with indie distributor the Orchard, giving them a newfound control over their work.
"It's been fantastic so far," Nash said. "We're just excited to be involved with them."