In a statement printed by Under The Radar, James Yorkston described the improvisational nature of The Second Hand Orchestra. “We would start [a song]—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.”
Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra are joined by Nina Persson of the Cardigans on “Hold Out For Love,” the first single from a collaborative new LP due in January. Hear it via Under The Radar here.