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listen.gifGillian Welch and David Rawlings’ long-awaited collaboration The Harrow and the Harvest came out in June, marking an almost eight-year wait for fans of their 2003 album Soul Journey. The 10 songs that make up the new album deal with some heavy subjects: identity, loss, unfulfilled expectations, death and desperation. “We’ve kind of half-jokingly said that this record is 10 different kinds of sad,” Welch tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross. “And there are 10 songs on it.” On today’s Fresh Air, Welch and Rawlings perform an in-studio concert featuring several songs from The Harrow and the Harvest, and discuss many of the lyrics they’ve written over the years. MORE

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