Every few years, we all get that feeling: “Man, it’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from Neko Case. I hope that means she’ll be putting something good out soon.” Or maybe, that’s just me, but anyway, Neko Case is back with the first single off her upcoming album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which is a very silly country love song kind of title, and it works here, maybe.
The album doesn’t drop until September 3rd, but now you can hear the first single, “Man,” a rocking and rolling number that rides on a Bonanza-charge of drums and smoothly delivered braggadocio. Case’s narrator is a Marlboro Man, one who can stand up to bullies and rope horses (Case appears to be on the album cover as well, dressed as said Marlboro Man), but “a woman’s heart is a watermark” and he can’t quite navigate this crazy thing called love. Anyway, Case is back, and we hope there’s plenty more where “Man” came from. Listen below.