New Release: Will Sheff (Okkervil River) – In The Thick of It

Photo Credit: Bret Curry

Will Sheff — known for his work with his indie rock project Okkervil River — shares ‘In The Thick Of It’, the latest track from his debut solo release Nothing Special, out 7th October.

Says Sheff: “In the Thick of It” is a song about moments of grace right in the frenetic middle of things. I wrote it remotely with Will Graefe in a frantic flight out of L.A. to the desert. Zac Rae leads the charge on piano and I asked Cassandra Jenkins to sing the song along with me. I had this big music video planned, but then everybody who was supposed to make the video got Covid. So I borrowed a camera and sang the song while walking my dog Larry through some of our favorite spots in the city. We had a great time and we only spent 200 dollars.”

Produced by Sheff and recorded over three different sessions with John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War On Drugs), Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe, Gil Landry), and Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst), Nothing Special finds Sheff operating on an idiosyncratic yet intuitive internal logic.


The Spiral Season
In The Thick Of It
Estrangement Zone
Nothing Special
Holy Man
Like The Last Time
Marathon Girl