The Avalanches have released a new track for the first time in four years. The track is titled “We Will Always Love You,” and it is a collaboration with Blood Orange.
“Sometimes we receive a message,” the band writes. “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.”
The band went on to explain their album, revealing that their “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 traveling. 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.”
The track is a psychedelic, dreamy, soulful track. Listen to “We Will Always Love You” below.