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.


Alt-J’s new album This Is All Yours is due for release on September 19 Altj