James Yorkston and The Cardigans' Nina Persson have teamed up with The Second Hand Orchestra for new album The Great White Sea Eagle that will be out January 13 via Domino. It's the follow-up to Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra's 2021 album The Wide, Wide River.
“Everyone who was playing in The Second Hand Orchestra, in their own way they are all unique and colourful players," James says of the album's recording. "There was no-one there who didn’t know what to do. I would bring them the songs, we would start one - I would play it, and second time round people would start singing and playing, and by the time we had done it three or four times we would hit record and we would be ready to go. And the thing that they all had was the ability to give each other space and to come up with their parts based on what other people were playing naturally was a very quick process, and they were all so open, nobody was egotistical. Everything was just happy. I love the wildness in it.”