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The Avalanches new album is inspired by “life after death” and there’s a beautiful heartbreaking new song featuring Blood Orange to hear

The Avalanches new album is inspired by “life after death” and there’s a beautiful heartbreaking new song featuring Blood Orange to hear

, The Avalanches new album is inspired by “life after death” and there’s a beautiful heartbreaking new song featuring Blood Orange to hear
, The Avalanches new album is inspired by “life after death” and there’s a beautiful heartbreaking new song featuring Blood Orange to hear

The Avalanches have been teasing a followup to their 2016’s album Wildflower of late and with live dates in the diary including Forbidden Fruit, it was only a matter of time.

We had to wait 16 years for that album from the Australian so 4 years is nothing this time out.

‘We Will Always Love You’ is a gentle celestial psychedelic track that marks a pivot for the now duo in The Avalanches who in a statement below say their new album is “about life after (all kinds of) death”.

Every voice ever played on the radio over the last 100 years now exists in the stars; the transmissions of these singers are forever floating around out there, lost in the cosmos, endless travelling. Tonight Smokey Robinson duets with Dev Hynes and the Roches. Those spirits are out there. We are each a tune, floating in space. And this one’s for you.

The spectral choir really makes this sing. The song has samples of The Roches’ Hammond Song and Smokey Robinson.

Full statement:

Sometimes we receive a message. Telling us our music has been there; through dark times, loneliness, loss. There are no words to express how moving or profound this connection with you is. Because the music was born out of such moments itself, and so it is felt, by those with open hearts, on the same wavelength it was first created. Morse Code beamed and received by hearts and hearts alike.

Our new record is about such journeys, from darkness to light. About life after (all kinds of) death. About the transcendent nature of music itself. Every voice ever played on the radio over the last 100 years now exists in the stars; the transmissions of these singers are forever floating around out there, lost in the cosmos, endless travelling. Tonight Smokey Robinson duets with Dev Hynes and the Roches. Those spirits are out there. We are each a tune, floating in space. And this one’s for you.

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