alt-J are back, with news of a new album and a first track to be lifted from it.
The trio will release their fourth album ‘The Dream’ on 11th February 2022 via Infectious Music / BMG. The follow up to 2017’s much-lauded third full-length ‘RELAXER’, the news comes alongside a debut taster ‘U&ME’ which you can stream below.
There’s a video for ‘U&ME’ too, directed by band member Gus’ brother Prosper Unger-Hamilton.
Speaking on the track, Joe Newman explains, “It gathered momentum on it’s own, it was best to just get out of its way. We were just there.”
“It’s about being at a festival with your best friends,” continues Gus Unger-Hamilton, “having a good time, togetherness, and the feeling in life that nothing could be any better than it is right now”
A press release describes ‘The Dream’ as “an album where true-crime inspired stories and tales of Hollywood and the Chateau Marmont rub shoulders with some of the band’s more personal moments to date”.
alt-J are set to hit the road for a North American tour, kicking off in Pittsburgh on 25th February, and finishing up in Toronto on 17th April.