Wolf Alice are back with a surprise single ‘The Last Man on Earth,’ the first for their album Blue Weekend, set to release 11th June via Dirty Hit.
The single is a slow and beautifully atmospheric piece which showcases Ellie Rowsell’s ethereal vocals alongside dramatic, orchestral instrumentation. As the song progresses, each member of the band contributes a tight and refined section, from Amey’s delicate drumming to Oddie and Ellis’ spacey, psychedelic offerings, all helping to bring the song to a climactic and powerful end.
As always, Rowsell’s song-writing is on-point, speaking of the ‘arrogance of humans’ and imposing meaning on otherwise meaningless things. The song’s sombre, melancholy tone lends itself well to the new aesthetic of the band, imprinted on the single’s artwork with its colourful yet detached oil-pastel-esque composition.
The Last Man on Earth is a great first single, and I look forward to what Wolf Alice have for us with Blue Weekend come June 11th.
Featured image via Ian Cheek Press