Alt-J have premiered the first song to come from their brand new record- This Is All Yours.
The song was played for the first time on triple j this week.
Keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton said:
“The song is kind of about missing somebody so much that it sort of makes you feel a pain kind of like hunger.”
The song is rich and decadent with Joe Newman’s distinctive vocals. The backdrop is awash with delicate droplets of electronica. A horn flutters through and sounds soft and jazzy while a new found techno element kicks up a gear and there is the inclusion of a female vocal.
There is an atmospheric suspense hovering about 3/4 way through as all of the sound fragments compile and layer and amalgamate to create a multitude of musical textures and sound.
The song is not a simple recollection of heartbreak. It is a complex production with interesting word choice.