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L to R: Robbie Chater and Leon Bridges at Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles, March 2019

The Avalanches Share Video for New Song “Interstellar Love” (Feat. Leon Bridges)

We Will Always Love You Due Out December 11 via Astralwerks

Oct 29, 2020 Photography by Clint Welander
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Australia’s The Avalanches (Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater) are releasing a new album, We Will Always Love You, on December 11 via Astralwerks. Now they have shared another song from it, “Interstellar Love,” which features Leon Bridges. It was shared via a Jonathan Zawada-directed video. Watch it below.

Chater had this to say in a press release: “Leon is an incredible singer, with just the most beautiful voice. He’s from Texas but we both happened to be in L.A. at the same time, which was lucky as he was on my all-time wish list. When we were in the studio, I told him the story about Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan and how her love-struck brain waves were sent out into space on the Voyager’s Golden Record. And this song came out of that.”

The song features a sample from The Alan Parsons Project’s “Eye In The Sky.”

Mark Holland, head of A&R at EMI Music, had this to say: “When I first heard the Alan Parsons sample in the original demo, all I could do was shake my head. This sample will be impossible to clear, the paperwork will be endless, and the cost prohibitive. But...I love the band and their message, I love Leon, and so...we decided to try. In the end, Alan Parsons Project were very good about it.”

The album includes “We Will Always Love You,” a new song The Avalanches shared in February that featured guest vocals from Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), and “Running Red Lights,” a new song shared in March via a video for the track (which featured Pink Siifu and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo). Various other singles have also since been shared: “Wherever You Go” (feat. Jamie XX, Neneh Cherry, and CLYPSO), “Reflecting Light” (feat. Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan), “Take Care In Your Dreaming” (feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky, and Sampa The Great), and “Music Makes Me High.”

The band’s last album was 2016’s Wildflower, which was the band’s long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, The Avalanches’ acclaimed 2001 debut album (which was reissued in 2017).

Read our 2017 interview with The Avalanches on Wildflower. 

Read our review of The Avalanches’ Wildflower.

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