Wolf Alice have brought forward the release of their new album, Blue Weekend, by a week and the record will now arrive on June 4th.
The London band’s last album led to Wolf Alice winning the coveted Mercury Prize in 2018 and cemented their status as one of the finest contemporary acts around. They finally made their comeback earlier this year, with the delightful ballad ‘The Last Man On Earth’, before switching it up for their snarling second single, ‘Smile’.
Over the last year, we’ve become accustomed to bands delaying the album several times before it finally belatedly arrives. Still, Wolf Alice have thankfully pulled off quite the opposite by pushing forward the release of their third LP. “The vinyl has arrived and we’ve held it in our arms and let me tell you we are very proud parents,” the band said. “We’re bringing the release date forward so put June 4th in your diaries.”
Previously discussing the album, which arrives via Dirty Hit, singer Ellie Rowsell said: “This album is for other people. Sometimes you hear a song and it makes you feel better, or you hear a song and it makes you feel seen. I remember feeling blue about something, and thinking, ‘I wonder what songs I can listen to that will be about what I’m feeling right now’.
“It was almost as if I was desperate to feel better about something, and I would go down any path to feel not alone in something, or to understand it more. And I’ve never really done that before intentionally, I’d never really sought it out.”
The band also revealed that they are bringing their new single, ‘Smile’, to the States with a remote performance on James Corden’s chat show tonight.