March 24 (UPI) -- Bright Eyes released on Tuesday their first new single in nine years titled "Persona Non Grata."
Bright Eyes also released a message to fans on Twitter where they promised to release a new album this year.
The band was planning to tour this year but are now reassessing their plans due to COVID-19.
"Hello Friends. Strange days indeed. Just wanted to send our love to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated," Bright Eyes, which consists of members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott said.
"Here is a song called 'Persona Non Grata.' We hope you like it. It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but this one seemed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes! Which is a first for us. We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe," they continued.
Bright Eyes is best known for songs "Drunk Kid Catholic," "Lover I Don't Have to Love," "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)," "Hot Knives" and "Shell Games." Their last album The People's Key was released in 2011.