by Danielle Holian
Craig Finn’s brand new album We All Want The Same Things, will be released on March 24 via Partisan Records.
His new single ‘Preludes’ is out now and he says, “‘Preludes’ is 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 also a feeling of wonder in being out of step and alone. This is the song on the album that is closest to being autobiographical, but I think it fits with these other character studies in that I was trying to figure out my place in a world that didn’t seem to have a lot of room for me.”
We All Want The Same Things, sees Finn exploring themes of partnership in the modern world and love, it is all expressed through his black humour, craftily arranged rock ‘ n’ roll and finely etched character studies.
“We named this collection ‘We All Want The Same Things’ after a line in the song ‘ God in Chicago. It seems like a bit of dark humor in these turbulent political times, but it also rings true: no matter our differences we all have some very basic wants and needs that line up with each other. The characters in these songs are normal people trying to help themselves, trying to move forward, and in some cases trying just to survive. All the while they are negotiating what space the others in their lives can occupy,” Finn says.