Wolf Alice, one of Britain’s most revered bands and winner of the Mercury Prize 2018 for their last album Visions of Life, today announce their highly-anticipated third album, Blue Weekend, due for release on 11 June via Dirty Hit. The first glimpse into this new world, “The Last Man On Earth”, was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, continuing a tradition started when Annie played “Giant Peach,” from the band’s Gold-certified debut LP My Love Is Cool, as her first song when taking over the the weekday evening show in 2015.
“The Last Man On Earth” is an evocative return, finding Wolf Alice blurring the lines between classic songwriting, graceful atmosphere and their signature pin-sharp choruses. It is a song full of poise and confidence, the work of a band who raise the bar with every single release. Lead singer Ellie Rowsell is an artist with a rare songwriting gift – the ability to tread the fine line between consummate storyteller and confessional lyricist. The song arrives with a video by director Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garçons), featuring Rowsell in the spotlight and signalling a bold introduction to this new era of Wolf Alice.
Elaborating on who the titular The Last Man on Earth is, singer and guitarist for Wolf Alice Ellie Rowsell says, “It’s about the arrogance of humans. I’d just read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and I had written the line ‘Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god’ in my notes. But then I thought: ‘Uh, your peculiar travel suggestion isn’t a dancing lesson from god, it’s just a travel suggestion! Why does everything need to mean something more?’”