The Avalanches are back with their first new song since their 2016 comeback album Wildflower. It’s called “We Will Always Love You,” and it’s a collaboration with Blood Orange. Have a listen below. The band telegraphed the song title yesterday in morse code on the top of the Capitol Tower—find that message in the Instagram post below. The Avalanches said in a statement:
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.