Cass McCombs drops ‘Belong To Heaven’ with lyric video

Cass McCombs drops ‘Belong To Heaven’ with lyric video

Cass McCombs has been hard at work since the 2019 release of his ninth studio LP, Tip of the Spear. In the three-year interim, he’s collaborated on music with a motley array of artists and thinkers, from Wynonna Judd to Tinariwen to Noam Chomsky, produced a collection of songs by the late avant-garde actress Karen Black, and published a book of poetry. Still, “Belong To Heaven,” out today via ANTI-, is his first solo standalone single since 2020’s “The Wine of Lebanon.” The new track pairs an upbeat bat subtly mournful groove — built with help from Daniel Haim (drums and backing vocals), The Chapin Sisters (backing vocals), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, keys, piano), Frank LoCastro (keys), Buddy Ross (hammond organ), and Ariel Rechtshaid (production) — with a sweet tribute to a lost friend.