Renaissance man Wesley Stace – formerly known by the stage name of John Wesley Harding but more recently going under his birth name – is set to release his latest solo record in September. This week he premiered the single “Stare at the Sun,” co-written by Eleanor Friedberger, via the New York Times website. Friedberger, previously of the Fiery Furnaces, recently released her own version of the track on her critically acclaimed solo sophomore LP Personal Record. Stace’s own solo-endeavor, Self-Titled, is slated for release on September 17th via Yep Roc Records. While Friedberger’s version rocks out in classic 4/4 time signature, Stace’s take on in the song is much more subdued, peacefully waltzing along in 3. Check it out below via Soundcloud.
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