Mary Timony takes a stab at inviting loneliness along for the ride in her new track “The Guest.” However, you’ll find some redemption in her flanged vocals towards the end of the tune. You can watch the visualizer below!
Recorded in Baltimore at J. Robbins’ Magpie Cage studios, “The Guest” features David Christian on drums, Brian Betancourt on bass, with Betsy Wright and Dennis Kane singing backup. Mary describes it as a song sung directly to loneliness: “I was imagining loneliness as a house guest who keeps knocking on your door. I thought it would be funny to say loneliness is the only one who always comes back.”
The accompanying video for “The Guest,” made by Mary’s longtime friend and collaborator Brett Vapnek, was filmed around Santa Barbara. “The first video Brett and I made together was in about 1995 for the Helium song ‘Honeycomb,’ and later she also did one for ‘Dr. Cat’ (on The Golden Dove). I also acted in a short movie she made called Dream Machine,” Mary says.