NEW MUSIC: BIG RED MACHINE | RENEGADE (FEATURING TAYLOR SWIFT)
Big Red Machine, which is comprised of Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and The National‘s Aaron Dessner, have unveiled their first collaboration with Taylor Swift for their new album, with the new single "Renegade." Dessner co-produced and co-wrote Swift’s chart-topping 2020 albums “Folklore” and “Evermore,” the former of which won the album of the year Grammy in March. “Renegade,” a Swift/Dessner co-write, was recorded that same week in Los Angeles and features additional contributions by Vernon on vocals and guitar, Dessner’s brother and National bandmate Bryce on strings and drumming by Sō Percussion’s Jason Treuting. It’s one of two collaborations between Big Red Machine and Swift set to appear on the band’s new album ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?’, along with the yet-to-be-released "Birch." "Renegade" also follows two previous tracks released from the album, "Latter Days" with Anaïs Mitchell and "The Ghost Of Cincinnati." "How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?" is due out August 27 and will feature a smorgasbord of other collaborators and vocalists, including Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Ben Howard, This Is The Kit, Sharon Van Etten and more.