Alt-J share new single ‘U&ME’ from upcoming fourth album ‘The Dream’

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The song is about “having a good time and being together”.

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Alt-J has announced their fourth album, ‘The Dream’, and shared its first track, ‘U&ME’ – you can listen to it below.

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The new single has been described as the trio’s “most honest song ever” and comes with an accompanying music video, directed by Prosper Unger-Hamilton, brother of band member Gus.

“It’s about being at a festival with your best friends, having a good time, togetherness and feeling in life that nothing could be better than that,” Gus told ‘U&Me.

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The track emerged during a soundcheck for the Alt-J show around the world, which Newman said it then “gains momentum on its own”.

For Alt-J’s upcoming record, ‘The Dream’ features “both beauty and darkness”. […] Often merging seamlessly on a single track, a purposeful choice that paid dividends throughout the record”.

The project will feature “true-crime inspired stories and stories from Hollywood and Chateau Marmont”, while offering fans some of the trio’s “more personal moments to date”.

‘The Dream’ ready for release on February 11 – You can pre-order / pre-save it Here And check out the official artwork below.

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Alt-J has also announced the North American Headline Tour for 2022, which will begin on February 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The complete schedule is as follows:

February 2022
25 – Pittsburgh – Peterson Event Center
26 – Washington DC – The Anthem

March 2022
01 – Nashville TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
02 – Atlanta GA – State Farm Arena
04 – Tampa FL – Yuengling Center
05 – Hollywood FL – Hard Rock Live
06 – Orlando FL – Orlando Amphitheater
09 – Factory in Dallas TX- Deep Alum
12 – Austin TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
13 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
15 – St. Louis MS – Chaffetz Arena
16 – Detroit MI – Masonic Temple Detroit
19 – Chicago IL – Credit Union 1 Arena
20 – Minneapolis MN – Arsenal;
23 – DENVER CO – 1STBANK CENTER
25 – San Diego CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
26 – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
27 – Los Angeles CA – Staples Center
29 – Seattle WA – Wamu Theater
30 – Vancouver VA – Pacific Coliseum

April 2022
01 – San Francisco CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03 – Las Vegas NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
05 – Salt Lake City UT – UCCU Center
07 – Kansas City KS – Cable Asphalt Arena
08 – Cincinnati OH – Promovest Pavilion on Ovation
09 – Columbus OH – Schottenstein Center
11 – New York NY – Madison Square Garden
13 – Philadelphia PA – TC Pavilion at Mannu
14 – Boston MA – Agnis Arena
15 – Montreal QC – Place Bell
17 – Toronto ON – Coca-Cola Coliseum

Alt-J teased its comeback on social media last week by sharing the title and release date of ‘U&Me’.

The band’s previous album, ‘Relaxer’, came out in 2017. In a four star review, Granthshala wrote: “[It’s] A tight 40 minutes of music that creates a very modern wallop of sound. Fantastic album, if not utterly relaxing. “

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