- 25 Feb 21
The Mercury Prize winning band's last record was released in 2018.
One of Britain’s most revered bands, Wolf Alice have announced the release date of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Blue Weekend. The record is due for release on 11 June via Dirty Hit.
Annie Mac premiered the album's debut track 'The Last Man On Earth' on Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 last night.
The track is an evocative return, one that sees Wolf Alice blurring the lines between classic songwriting, graceful atmosphere and their signature pin-sharp choruses. It's a promising release from the band, who consistently raise the bar.
Lead singer Ellie Rowsell is an artist with a rare songwriting gift - the ability to tread the fine line between consummate storyteller and confessional lyricist. The song is accompanied by a video from director Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garçons), featuring Rowsell in the spotlight and signalling a bold introduction to this new era of Wolf Alice.
“It’s about the arrogance of humans," Rowsell explains of the song. "I’d just read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and I had written the line ‘Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god’ in my notes. But then I thought: ‘Uh, your peculiar travel suggestion isn’t a dancing lesson from god, it’s just a travel suggestion! Why does everything need to mean something more?’”
Watch the video below.