Hear Craig Finn’s new Twin Cities-inspired track ‘Preludes’

Indie rock singer-songwriter Craig Finn‘s got a new solo album out this spring, and on Monday he premiered its first track.

Finn’s new track is called “Preludes.” As has been his custom in past releases fronting the Hold Steady and Lifter Puller, there are a bunch of Twin Cities references in it, including Theodore Wirth Park, how things had “progressed and got strange” in St. Paul, a cyclist in Northeast Minneapolis, being too drunk to drive to Edina, and more.

It’ll be on We All Want the Same Things, which is out March 24. Here’s the new song. 

Finn was born in Boston, but grew up in Edina.

He wrote a few paragraphs over at NPR about his philosophy coming into this new record (“Love seems like the biggest mystery in our modern days,” he wrote) as well as what “Preludes” is about.

” … [T]his was what I remember 1994 being like, coming back to the Twin Cities after being away for college. It’s a time in my life that I felt most adrift, but there was a also a feeling of wonder in being out of step and alone,” he wrote.

Finn was part of the Minneapolis band Lifter Puller starting in 1994, and in 2001 moved to New York – which is when The Hold Steady were created.

We All Want the Same Things is Finn’s third full solo album. Here’s his Spotify.


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