Alt-J have announced their fourth album, The Dream, which is out on February 11th. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new single “U&ME.”
The track marks the band’s “most honest song to date,” according to a release. The new single came out of Alt-J soundchecks. Joe Newman says that the song then “gathered momentum on its own.” The accompanying Prosper Unger-Hamilton-directed music video comes packed with gritty footage of Alt-J performances, fireworks, and skateboarding.
“It’s about being at a festival with your best friends, having a good time, togetherness, and the feeling in life that nothing could be any better than it is right now,” Alt-J member Gus explains of “U&ME.”
Watch the video for “U&ME” below.
The new Alt-J record, The Dream, balances beauty and darkness. Both are “often seamlessly merging on the same track, a purposeful choice that pays dividends across the record.”
The record will also boast some “true-crime inspired stories and tales of Hollywood and the Chateau Marmont.” Pre-order The Dream here.
Alt-J have announced a tour as well. Check out the dates below.
2022 Alt-J Tour Dates:
Pittsburgh – February 25th – Petersen Event Center
Washington DC – February 26th – The Anthem
Nashville TN – March 1st – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Atlanta GA – March 2nd – State Farm Arena
Tampa FL – March 4th – Yuengling Center
Hollywood FL – March 5th – Hard Rock Live
Orlando FL – March 6th – Orlando Amphitheater
Dallas TX – March 9th – The Factory in Deep Ellum
Austin TX – March 12th – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Houston TX – March 13th – White Oak Music Hall
St Louis MS – March 15th – Chaifetz Arena
Detroit MI – March 16th – Masonic Temple Detroit
Chicago IL – March 19th – Credit Union 1 Arena
Minneapolis MN – March 20th – The Armory
Denver CO – March 23rd – 1STBANK Center
San Diego CA – March 25th – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Santa Barbara CA – March 26th – Santa Barbara Bowl
Los Angeles CA – March 27th – Staples Center
Seattle WA – March 29th – Wamu Theater
Vancouver VA – March 30th – Pacific Coliseum
San Francisco CA – April 1st – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Las Vegas NV – April 3rd – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Salt Lake City UT – April 5th – UCCU Center
Kansas City KS – April 7th – Cable Dahmer Arena
Cincinnati OH – April 8th – PromoWest Pavillion at Ovation
Columbus OH – April 9th – Schottenstein Center
New York NY – April 11th – Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia PA – April 13th – TC Pavilion at The Mann
Boston MA – April 14th – Agganis Arena
Montreal QC – April 15th – Place Bell
Toronto ON – April 17th – Coca-Cola Coliseum
Lead photo courtesy of Rosie Matheson.