In place of sparse confessionals, Oberst offers amblers, anthems, and torch songs. The first track of the album, “Too Late to Fixate”, announces Salutations as such – a slow groove with his trademark combination of wry humor, self-pity, and world-weary reflection.
Informationen von Leuten, die auf dem Konzert waren zufolge wurde dieser Song erst drei Tage zuvor geschrieben, befindet sich also nicht auf Salutations.
Und ein Interview mit dem Sydney Morning Herald.
To a certain demographic, Conor Oberst is Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Bob Dylan rolled into one. In fact, for years he has been referred to as „the new Dylan“. He turned 37 the day before this interview. Does he finally feel old enough to pass that albatross on to someone else?
„I think I’m off the hook now, right?“ he says, laughing. „I mean, 37 feels old, even though people keep reassuring me I’m still young. I feel like there’s already been like a good five or 10 other new Dylans since me anyway, like Jake Bugg or someone.“