Today British producer duo Jungle return with a brand new single from their forthcoming album due August this year. The first single ‘Keep Moving’ is a huge, triumphant, statement of intent, a rallying call, an enormous, anthemic disco soul song in which the duo experiment for the first time, using a choir. The exhilarating comeback track aired this evening as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World.
Jungle’s forthcoming album – their third – ‘Loving In Stereo’ is likely to become the soundtrack to a summer quite unlike any other. The duo spent the past year locked in a studio and have emerged, delivering a huge dancefloor record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music joyful. It is the first time Jungle have worked with other vocalists, Tamil-Swiss Priya Ragu and US rapper Bas both feature on the new record.
Recorded at The Church, in London, new single ‘Keep Moving’ is a song about accepting who you are, about moving forward positively through the world whatever is thrown at you. The track originally had many versions recorded and some of the interpretations of the sonic can be heard at the end when the track flips to a western inspired ‘Morricone’ theme of the hook.
Jungle are world builders, two creative directors at the helm of an art project. Choreography lies at the heart of Jungle’s universe and this can be seen in every video they have ever made. This album takes this up a level, with the wider Jungle collective of dancers an integral aspect of how the music is experienced visually. With every video directed by Josh Lloyd Watson and long time collaborator Charlie Di Placido, ‘Keep Moving’, will undoubtedly excite fans. Shot in one take, the video is part Birdman part West Side Story, featuring two gangs of dancers, male vs female. It opens with dancer Che Jones (who starred in the Smile video from Jungle’s last album) in his bedroom and leads into an outdoor scene where we find Mette Linturi (who starred in the Casio video from the previous album). The rest is a beautiful unravelling which is so compelling to watch it leaves the viewer with a feeling of awe and intrigue.
In their career to date, Jungle have gone from selling-out London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace to filling the Hollywood Palladium some 9,000 kilometres from home. They’ve performed multiple continents, headlining shows from Sydney to Moscow, while also winning new fans at festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Jungle’s international following is extensive.
Their Mercury Prize-nominated, Gold-certified debut and 2018’s follow-up ‘For Ever’ both entered the UK Top 10. Those two records have since amassed 750,000 equivalent album sales and close to a billion streams.
Fans who pre-order ‘Loving In Stereo’ from the band’s website will gain access to a pre-sale for the band’s global tour.
Jungle’s UK headline dates are listed below. Please see Jungle’s website for their full European and North American dates and ticket details.
Weds Sept 1 London O2 Academy
Thurs Sept 2 London O2 Academy
Fri Sept 17 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
LOVING IN STEREO TRACKLISTING
Dry Your Tears
All Of The Time
Romeo feat Bas
Talk About It
What D’You Know About Me
Just Fly, Don’t Worry
Goodbye My Love feat Priya Ragu
Can’t Stop The Stars