Eli Winter has previewed his upcoming self-titled album with a new track called ‘Davening in Threes’. Following ‘From a Chisos Bluebonnet’, the single is presented in the form of an eight-minute live performance video, which was recorded at Winter’s apartment in Chicago. Watch and listen below.
Winter had this to say about the song in a statement:
“Davening in Threes” came at a time when I found it difficult to write music, and the ease with which it emerged felt a bit like a miracle. Working with Tyler Damon and Sam Wagster was quite organic because we were able to rehearse, in duos and as a trio, over four months. My impression of the song expanded to include not just them and Cameron Knowler, dear friend and frequent collaborator, but Yasmin Williams. Yasmin and I toured together way back in 2019 and grew close during the start of the pandemic, when we were coincidentally working on our second albums. Here, like I did with everyone who plays on the album, I gave her some guided suggestions, but asked that she ultimately play what feels right for her impression of the song. Then I asked Cameron to do the same. Their playing here has an ecstatic quality, but it also feels like two threads of a conversation between five people. I hear a call-and-response that feels like a prayer, as if the song itself is rocking back and forth. Hence the title.
We began filming this right before I left for a monthlong tour of Europe with Cameron Knowler. It was our first time in any of the places we’d played. I couldn’t believe our luck; the whole thing felt like a dream. I wanted this video to reflect that.
Eli Winter is set to arrive on August 19 on Three Lobed. It features contributions from Yasmin Williams, Ryley Walker, David Grubbs, jaimie branch, and more.