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Album: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful WorldReleased: 2014
This rousing ballad finds frontman Colin Meloy crooning about romantic loss. The song was released as the first single from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World on November 3, 2014.
The Bill Fishman-directed comic video stars The Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman. It finds the band visiting a '70s-era German talk show called The Old Blue Rock Palace Show hosted by Offerman. Melroy explained to The Sun: "There is a whole world of German and British music television on YouTube. It's so amazing, funny and so ripe with its own little narrative. It was perfect inspiration for the video and specifically based on (70's BBC show) The Old Grey Whistle Test."
The Decemberists achieved their first ever #1 on a Billboard chart when this topped Adult Alternative Songs.