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GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are back, gracing us with their new single What, Me Worry?. The track serves as the first taste of the band’s long-awaited ninth studio album, set to arrive this June.
Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Harry Styles) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyoncé), the track reminisces on happier youthful days before the pressures of the world took a toll and instead focuses on the fun of carefree days. frontman John Gourley's distinct mesmerising vocals float above engaging sonics, with the track accompanied by an official visual, directed by Los Güeyes (Aaron Brown & Josué Rivas).
Speaking of the track, Gourley shares: "While recording this album and hanging in LA, we got into a conversation with Jeff Bhasker and Ryan Tedder about how much we missed laughter. The last few years it’s been so easy to forget the fun in what we do. We talked about childhood memories of laughing at the world and ourselves while flipping through Mad Magazine. We missed those days and remembered that we all make music. So we took that afternoon to make a song about it.”
Alongside the release, the band have announced a run of North American tour dates, hitting the road with alt-J later this month. The tour will coincide with the launch of their PTM’s NIGHT OUT initiative, which supports disabled fans requiring ADA access. In 2020, Portugal. The Man founded the PTM Foundation, a non-profit organisation focused on universal issues related to human rights, community health, and the environment, with an emphasis on causes directly impacting Indigenous Peoples.
Watch the visual for What, Me Worry? below.