Wolf Alice, one of Britain’s most revered bands and winner of the Mercury Prize 2018 for their last album Visions of a Life, have announced their highly anticipated third album, Blue Weekend, due for release on 11 June via Dirty Hit. The first glimpse into this new world, The Last Man On Earth, was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World on BBC Radio One, continuing a tradition that started when Annie played Giant Peach, from the band’s Gold-certified debut LP My Love Is Cool, as her first song when taking over the weekday evening show in 2015.
The Last Man on Earth is an evocative return, finding Wolf Alice blurring the lines between classic songwriting, graceful atmosphere and their signature pin-sharp choruses. It is a song full of poise and confidence, the work of a band who raise the bar with every release. 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 arrives with a video by director Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garcons) featuring Roswell in the spotlight and signalling a bold introduction to this new era of Wolf Alice.
Elaborating on who the titular The Last Man on Earth is, Ellie 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?’.”
Listen to The Last Man on Earth: http://dirtyh.it/blueweekend/
Watch the video for The Last Man on Earth: http://dirtyh.it/lastmanvideo