Mike Doughty is back with his ninth album The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns. The title is a nod to an episode of Marc Maron's WTF! podcast. The release marks the third collaboration between Doughty and Queens, NY hip hop producer Good Goose and features some of his most mature and realized songwriting to date. The elegant, charming album swerves between lonesome country influences, and trap beats. Doughty's latest offering is the result of an exciting new chapter his life where he traded the manic energy of New York City for the "fascinating" and "mysterious" allure of Memphis, Tennessee.