Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his publicist confirms toÂ Rolling Stone.
Those unfamiliar with Sparklehorse’s dream-like pop may look no further than his collaboration with musical wunderkid Danger Mouse’s on the musical experiment Dark Night of the Soul. That album, which will finally see a proper release, owes as much of its sound and aura to Linkous as it does to the contributions from Danger Mouse and David Lynch. That album also features a guest spot from Vic Chesnutt, another talented singer-songwriter who took his life in December.
Linkous produced four albums under the Sparklehorse banner, as well as a Sparklehorse-Fennesz collaborative album that was released in September.
“Star Eyes” (Dark Night of the Soul):
“Sick of Goodbyes”: