At his Newport Folk Fest gig, Oberst also played two new songs. Spin reported that the Bright Eyes frontman’s two new solo songs were called “You Are Your Moms” and “Kick.”
“Both songs are slow and serious acoustic ballads, at least in these incarnations. In particular, the one labeled as “Kick” focuses on a lost Camelot,” read the post at Spin.com, which includes video. “It’s unclear whether this signals a return to a more stripped-back approach after the awkward conceptual interludes of Bright Eyes’ The People’s Key, but both songs find Oberst’s eye for telling details as sharp — and unsparing — as ever.”
My guess is that Oberst’s next venture will be a solo record or (possibly? hopefully?) a second Monsters of Folk album. Oberst did also join My Morning Jacket’s set at the festival and MMJ’s Jim James made guest appearance in Oberst’s as well.