With the news that Kim Deal is no longer a part of the Pixies, it seemed unlikely that the band would jump right back into releasing music, especially since they haven’t put out something new since 2004. But today the Pixies dropped “Bagboy,” their first song since Kim left the group. The strangest part? There is a voice in “Bagboy” that sounds suspiciously like Kim Deal’s. No word if it’s her or not.
According to Pitchfork, here’s what Black Francis said about the new song:
The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.
UPDATE: Lead singer Black Francis has confirmed that the voice is not Kim Deal’s. It is his friend Jeremy Dubs.
Watch the LAMAR+INK video above, and download the song below: