Throughout their lifespan as a band, The Lone Bellow have cast an indelible spell with their finespun songs of hard truth and unexpected beauty, frequently delivered in hypnotic three-part harmony. In a departure from their past work with elite producers like Aaron Dessner of The National and eight-time Grammy-winner Dave Cobb, the trio struck out on their own for the first time, dreaming up a singular sound encompassing everything from arena-ready rock anthems to gorgeously sprawling Americana tunes. Recorded at the possibly haunted former home of the legendary Roy Orbison, the resulting ‘Love Songs For Losers’ is an intimate meditation on the pain and joy and ineffable wonder of being human, at turns heartbreaking, irreverent, and sublimely transcendent.
Founded by Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist, The Lone Bellow made their auspicious debut in 2013 with the self-titled album that quickly landed at No. 64 on the Billboard 200. It later turned up on best-of-the-year lists from the likes of Paste and PopMatters. With over 100 million career streams to date, The Lone Bellow’s past output also includes the Aaron Dessner-produced Then Came the Morning and Walk Into a Storm (a 2017 release produced by Dave Cobb and hailed by NPR for its “warmly rousing, gospel-inflected Americana”). Their 2020 chart-topping album Half Moon Light marked their second outing with Dessner and spawned the Triple A radio hits “Count On Me” and “Dried Up River”