Sixpence None the Richer
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
As an album title, Lost in Transition seems apt. For Sixpence None the Richer, it’s a reminder of the struggles and uncertainty the band endured over the past few years, before ultimately finding their way again.
“The title definitely has a double meaning,” says Sixpence guitarist/co-founder Matt Slocum. “It’s about things that have happened in our lives recently, really big events on a personal and musical level that we had to transition through. And now we have.”
Since forming in 1993, the Nashville-based band (started by Slocum and singer Leigh Nash), has released four albums, scored several hit singles ( “Kiss Me,” “There She Goes,” “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Breathe Your Name”), appeared on seemingly a million soundtracks, landed a platinum record and even earned a few Grammy nominations. But the band amicably parted ways in 2004, shortly after releasing their last full-length record, Divine Discontent.
Long in the making, Lost in Transition finds Slocum and Nash sharing the songwriting duties (along with musician Stephen Wilson, Nash’s husband). “It’s been great to see Leigh grow as a songwriter—her writing is now on par with her singing, which is saying a lot,” says Slocum. Transition also features a stripped down sound; the end result is a gorgeous mix of pop hooks, piano, acoustic guitars, a bit of country and a newfound and beautiful simplicity to the songs.