Damien Jurado: “Museum of Flight”

We’ve been preparing ourselves for the highly anticipated release of Damien Jurado’s latest solo album ever since witnessing a pair of stunning performances caught in nature — “Everything Trying” in the Black Forest and a new tune at Doe Bay — but now the wait is over: Maraqopa, a 10-track collaboration with producer/longtime cohort Richard Swift, is now available to pre-order as part of a number of appetizing bundles here.

Just in case our previous pleas of endorsement for all things Jurado weren’t received, a wonderful preview of the set is here in the form of “Museum of Flight,” not only one of our favorite cuts from the record, but a tune that features a few melodies that might prove to be the most indelible of the year to boot. What’s more, Jurado’s knack for melding heartfelt sensitivity with insightful lyrics that reveal new meaning upon each spin remains beautifully intact.

In short, just press play (or download) and let this track grab you by the ears all on its own: