Back with the first new music in four years, Wolf Alice have unveiled ‘The Last Man on Earth’ as well as details of their third album.
The long-awaited return of the North London four-piece finally manifested itself in the form of ‘The Last Man On Earth’. Teased over the past week on socials, Wolf Alice finally premiered ‘The Last Man On Earth’ on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.
The track itself sees Ellie Rowsell crooning over gentle piano chords, in polar contrast to the campaign opener for Visions of a Life, ‘Yuk Foo’. Midway through the track, understated piano is joined by an arena rock guitar, creating a sound which feels as if it has come from a band who are genuinely setting their sets on major festival slots.
“That was emotional,” Theo said to Annie after its first spin. “It’s so amazing here to hear in this way.”
When asked to explain the meaning to ‘Last Man on Earth’, Ellie struggled to articulate how the track came to be; “I think it’s sadly some kind of musical form of my own existential crisis!”
In an email to fans announcing the single earlier this week, the band said: “It’s been a while, 4 years in fact. We quite literally could’ve had 4 babies each in that time but instead we’ve grown out two mullets, gathered a few wrinkles, downloaded TikTok, deleted it and then downloaded it again and now finally we’ve made you some new music. We think it’s our best stuff yet.”
Alongside the new track come the first details of the band’s third album. Titled Blue Weekend, the album will have eleven tracks, including ‘The Last Man On Earth’. Set for release on Dirty Hit, the album will hit shelves on June 11th and is available to pre-order now.
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend tracklisting
1. The Beach
2. Delicious Things
3. Lipstick On The Glass
5. Safe From Heartbreak (if you never fall in love)
6. How Can I Make It OK?
7. Play The Greatest Hits
8. Feeling Myself
9. The Last Man On Earth
10. No Hard Feelings
11. The Beach II
‘The Last Man On Earth’ is the first new music since the release of the band’s Mercury Prize-winning sophomore album, Visions Of A Life. The album saw the band embark on a headline run of UK shows, including a run of festival headline slots in 2019.
‘The Last Man On Earth’ is available to stream and download now, and Blue Weekend is available to pre-order from the band’s website.