Fan of The Avalanches will be relieved to hear that they won’t need to wait another 16 years for the group’s next project, We Will Always Love You, which now has a December 11 release date. The group have also debuted two new songs “Take Care In Your Dreaming” featuring trip hop legend Tricky and alternative rappers Denzel Curry and Sampa The Great and “Music Makes Me High.”
“Take Care In Your Dreaming” is a cosmic track, with infectious piano and synth lines across a steady hip hop beat as Tricky lends the track his trademark deep and cryptic vocals, while Curry brings his lyrical A-game. Sampa The Great brings in a strong rap performance highlighting her eclectic nature, that melds in perfectly into the instrumental.
“Music Makes Me High” is a funky affair, with a rhythmic bassline and a house inspired beat that places the listener into a groove. The track takes samples from classic R&B and disco, that fit in perfectly well with this dance throwback that harkens back to The Avalanches 2000 debut album Since I Left You.
This upcoming will be released on Astralwerks and follows their 2016 studio album Wildflower. The album was inspired by the relationship between famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American writer, producer and director who worked with Sagan on his acclaimed science program Cosmos.
Several songs have already been released for the project including the title track, featuring alternative R&B performer Blood Orange, “Running Red Lights” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Pink Siifu, “Wherever You Go” featuring Jamie XX, Neneh Cherry and Clypso and “Reflecting Light” featuring Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan. “Wherever You Go” was recently performed by the group alongside the International Space Orchestra.
We Will Always Love You
UPDATE 11/18: The Avalanches have unveiled a track list for the record. Check it out below:
1. Ghost Story [ft. Orono]
2. Song for Barbara Payton
3. We Will Always Love You [ft. Blood Orange]
4. The Divine Chord [ft. MGMT and Johnny Marr]
5. Solitary Ceremonies
6. Interstellar Love [ft. Leon Bridges]
7. Ghost Story Pt. 2 [ft. Leon Bridges and Orono]
8. Reflecting Light [ft. Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan]
9. Carrier Waves
10. Oh the Sunn! [ft. Perry Farrell]
11. We Go On [ft. Cola Boyy and Mick Jones]
12. Star Song.IMG
13. Until Daylight Comes [ft. Tricky]
14. Wherever You Go [ft. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO]
15. Music Makes Me High
16. Pink Champagne
17. Take Care in Your Dreaming [ft. Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa the Great]
19. Gold Sky [ft. Kurt Vile]
20. Always Black [ft. Pink Siifu]
21. Dial D for Devotion [ft. Karen O]
22. Running Red Lights [ft. Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu]
23. Born to Lose
24. Music Is the Light [ft. Cornelius and Kelly Moran]