Image: Jordan Hemingway
British band Wolf Alice are treating fans with a bevy of news, announcing their highly-anticipated third album, Blue Weekend, as well as sharing the records lead single, The Last Man On Earth! Premiering on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, the release is accompanied by a stunning black and white visual, directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garçons).
Bringing their signature songwriting style to the track, the song is built upon an atmospheric soundscape that swims around its pin-sharp choruses. The evocative and confident tracks visual features singer and guitarist Rowsell centre stage, signalling a bold introduction to this new era of Wolf Alice.
Speaking of the track, Rowsell says: “It’s about the arrogance of humans. 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?''"
Wolf Alice are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie, then later expanding to a four-piece, with Joel Amey and Theo Ellis joining the group. Since then, the band saw their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool soar to #2 on the UK charts, their sophomore album Visions Of A Life win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury prize, and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Performance. The band played a massive 187 shows on the Visions Of A Life world tour - including a sold out Alexandra Palace, 2 sold out dates at Brixton Academy, and a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
Blue Weekend is due out June 11! Watch the music video for The Last Man On Earth below.