Earlier this evening (7.30PM) Zane Lowe premiered Alt-J’s new single ‘Hunger of the Pine’ on Radio 1.
‘Hunger of the Pine’ is the lead single from the upcoming album, This Is All Yours, thus marking the return of Alt-J since their 2012 debut album An Awesome Wave. Also with the new track, fans now have the chance to hear the band’s work following the departure of bassist Gwil Sainsbury earlier this year, leaving the band as a trio.
The track emphasises Alt-J’s distinct style as lead vocalist Joe Newman croons heartfelt lyrics over electronic synth riffs increasing in intensity as the song progresses. An interesting addition to the song is the sample of Miley Cyrus singing “I’m a female rebel”; lyrics taken from her song ‘4×4’.
This Is All Yours is set for release in September.
Listen to ‘Hunger of the Pine’ below.