British alt-rockers Wolf Alice have shared the latest taste from their upcoming third studio album Blue Weekend, the brooding and tense ‘No Hard Feelings’.
We love covering Wolf Alice here at Far Out. We’ve been there every step of the way on the path towards Blue Weekend‘s release date, and every new song gives us more reason to gush about how much we like the band. Or maybe it’s just me. So be it. I’ll gush as much as I want, thank you very much. Wolf Alice is awesome.
The last time we checked in with the band they were performing ‘Smile’ on the dreaded Late Late Show with James Corden. I have yet to receive a proper response from my editors about the level of adulation that is felt for Corden in his home country, but I’m going to take the fact that I shit talked him without consequence as a pretty good indicator.
Anyway, ‘No Hard Feelings’ is the third single released from Blue Weekend, and it continues the band’s hot streak. Mostly just bassist Theo Ellis bouncing ably across the neck of his trusty Fender, the track has a dark energy that serves as a great contrast to the raucous previous single ‘Smile’. I’ll be incredibly embarrassed if I find out that the lines were actually provided by guitarist Joff Oddie, or Ellis didn’t use his Fender bass on the track. There goes all my journalistic credibility.
Lyrically, ‘No Hard Feelings’ gives a shout out to the dearly departed break-up song queen Amy Winehouse and her melancholic ‘Love Is a Losing Game’. Other than crying in the bathtub to some Winehouse, and let’s face it we’ve all been there before, Ellie Roswell actually sounds fairly well adjusted throughout. “There’s only so much sulking that the heart can entertain”.
Check out the video for ‘No Hard Feelings’ down below. Blue Weekend is set for a June 4 release.