The Avalanches team with Blood Orange for first song in four years (listen)
The Avalanches have released their first new song in four years, "We Will Always Love You," which is a collaboration with Blood Orange. It comes with this message:
Sometimes we receive a message. Telling us our music has been there; through dark times, loneliness, loss. There are no words to express how moving or profound this connection with you is. Because the music was born out of such moments itself, and so it is felt, by those with open hearts, on the same wavelength it was first created. Morse Code beamed and received by hearts and hearts alike.
Our new record is about such journeys, from darkness to light. About life after (all kinds of) death. About the transcendent nature of music itself. Every voice ever played on the radio over the last 100 years now exists in the stars; the transmissions of these singers are forever floating around out there, lost in the cosmos, endless travelling. Tonight Smokey Robinson duets with Dev Hynes and the Roches. Those spirits are out there. We are each a tune, floating in space. And this one’s for you.
It's dreamy and soulful and a great dose of the kind of psychedelic collage pop The Avalanches have made for decades (their classic debut Since I Left You turns 20 this year, by the way). Listen below.