A previously unreleased track, Sparklehorse, has been shared by the brother of late frontman Mark Linkous.
“It Will Never Stop” was discovered by Matt Linkous while overseeing his brother’s estate and archiving his records. The lead singer of Sparklehorse died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 47.
“Great care has been taken to archive and preserve Mark’s music,” said Matt. “We are so grateful for Mark and the beauty he brought into this world.” You can listen to the track below.
Following Linkous’ passing, unreleased and new tracks have been shared as a tribute to the late frontman.
In 2018, PJ Harvey and John Parish shared the song “Sorry For Your Loss” in honor of Linkous.
Linkous formed Sparklehorse in 1995 and later collaborated with Harvey and Parish on their 2001 album.It’s a Wonderful Life‘.
A year later, Danger Mouse shared 2010’s Dark Night Of The Soul with the late Sparklehorse frontman from his project.
The pair collaborated with MF Doom and The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney on the track Ninjarous in 2009.
“Mark [Linkous] and I’ve worked on a lot of music together,” Danger Mouse previously said. “But the song that he and I wrote and recorded with MF DOOM really resonated with him. It was one of his favorites, so I’m happy to be able to get it out there and pay tribute to him.
“Dark Night” also featured the likes of Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop and The Flaming Lips. Its visuals are provided by David Lynch.
Meanwhile, a feature-length documentary about Linkous This is Sparklehorse, released in October. It was created by UK filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass of Bo-Ho Films and featured Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and Portishead’s Adrian Utley alongside Lynch.