WOLF ALICE – ” Blue Weekend ” (Lenticular Edition)

Posted: June 5, 2021 in MUSIC
Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend (Lenticular Edition)

Wolf Alice follow their Mercury Prize winning ‘Visions Of A Life’ with this exclusive Blood Records lenticular blue-marble edition of their third studio album ‘Blue Weekend’. Featuring a shape-shifting cover that changes when moved, the record comes hand-numbered on a first-come-first-served basis.

“Whereas in the past [Ellie] Rowsell has hidden her feelings behind metaphors and ambiguity, Blue Weekend sees her penning some of her most direct and personal lyrics to date. And perhaps this has given her a sense of release because vocally throughout the album she soars and produces a stunning performance ranging from dreamy half-spoken internal monologues to towering celestial beauty. On the gorgeous ‘Delicious Things’ she muses on the seductive promise of fame, with tales of unsuitable suitors and blaggers in Hollywood where she ends up bored with the thin veneer of glamour and phoning her mother. ‘How Can I Make It OK?’ is bittersweet dream-pop perfection, as Rowsell tries to salvage a relationship that is going awry, giving herself ‘a moment to change it all’ while she laments ‘how can I make it OK? I just want you to be happy.’ It’s a moment of shimmering beauty on an album that demonstrates how far Wolf Alice has come, and indeed how much more they have to give.”

Wolf Alice had previously shared a video for Blue Weekend’s first single, “The Last Man On Earth”, Then they shared the album’s second single, the bass-heavy version in “Smile”. They performed “Smile” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they were also interviewed. The album’s third single was the dreamy and understated “No Hard Feelings”, The band also shared one last pre-release single from the album, “How Can I Make It OK”

The first glimpse of the band’s new work came in the form of lead single “The Last Man On Earth”, premiered recently as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, and blurs the lines between classic song writing, graceful atmosphere and their signature pin-sharp choruses. The band played a massive 187 shows on the Visions Of A Life world tour – including a sold out Alexandra Palace, 2 sold out dates at Brixton Academy, and a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.  

Britain’s Wolf Alice released a new album, “Blue Weekend” last week via Dirty Hit/RCA. Since then they have shared new videos for the album’s “Delicious Things” and “The Beach.” They have also shared a live video for recent single “How Can I Make It OK?”

Jordan Hemingway directed the videos for “Delicious Things” and “The Beach.” The former features frontwoman Ellie Rowsell sharing a black taxicab with various couples (some of them other members of the band) and the latter features her in her bedroom and in the bath.

The band decamped to an Airbnb in Somerset, and it was here that they reconfigured who they were together, far away from festival stages, tour buses, awards shows, and fans. They cemented their friendship and set to work on some fledgling demos in a converted church. These demos evolved into Blue Weekend, a record produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) who has aided the band in refining their sound to an even sharper point. Rowsell’s personal storytelling is at the core of Blue Weekendan album that sees Wolf Alice embrace a newfound boldness and vulnerability in equal measure. 

The band’s full line-up is Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). The band stayed in an Airbnb in Somerset, England and worked on some demos in a converted church. Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) then produced the final album.

Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on June 11th, 2021.

Blue Weekend is the band’s third album and the follow-up to 2017’s “Visions Of A Life” which won them the coveted Mercury Prize. Wolf Alice released their debut album “My Love Is Cool” back in 2015.

The band’s full line-up is Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). The band stayed in an Airbnb in Somerset, England and worked on some demos in a converted church. Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) then produced the final album.

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