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Wolf Alice Share Video for Dreamy New Song “No Hard Feelings” and Move Up Album Release Date

Blue Weekend Now Due Out June 4 via Dirty Hit/RCA

May 11, 2021
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Britain’s Wolf Alice have shared a new song, the dreamy and understated “No Hard Feelings,” via a video for the song. It is the third single from their upcoming new album, Blue Weekend, which was due out June 11 via Dirty Hit/RCA, but the band have now announced that it will come out a week earlier, on June 4. Jordan Hemingway directed the video, which features frontwoman Ellie Rowsell at a bus stop at night with a lover. It’s the same setting as the album’s cover art. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming UK tour dates.

Rowsell had this to say about the song in a press release: “I started out trying to make a really cheesy almost Motown-y, Ronettes kind of song about the end of a relationship, and feeling ‘What’s the point of being miserable about it?’ But it was short, because originally it was played so fast. I tried to make it longer, but I didn’t have any more words—I had said everything I wanted to say perfectly, and didn’t want to ruin it with more. So instead we slowed it down, and I felt way more moved by it like that.”

Wolf Alice previously shared a video for Blue Weekend’s first single, “The Last Man on Earth.” “The Last Man on Earth” was #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Then they shared the album’s second single, the bass-heavy “Smile,” via a video for the song. “Smile” was #2 on our Songs of the Week list. Then they performed “Smile” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they were also interviewed.

Pick up or download Under the Radar’s current print issue (Issue 68) to read our interview with Wolf Alice about Blue Weekend.

Blue Weekend is the band’s third album and the follow-up to 2017’s Visions of a Life, which won them the coveted Mercury Prize.

The band’s full line-up is Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). The band stayed in an Airbnb in Somerset, England and worked on some demos in a converted church. Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) then produced the final album.

Visions of a Life was our Album of the Week, we gave it a rave 9/10 review, and it was also #5 on our Top 100 Albums of 2017 list.

Read our 2017 interview with Wolf Alice on Visions of a Life.

Wolf Alice released their debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in 2015. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list and landed Rowsell on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue, in a joint cover with Father John Misty.

Read our Best of 2015 article on Wolf Alice. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Wolf Alice, as well as our 2015 Pleased to Meet You Spotlight article on Wolf Alice. And read our review of My Love Is Cool here.

Wolf Alice UK & Ireland January 2022 Tour Dates:

05 January - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (EXTRA DATE)
07 Jan - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
08 January - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
09 Jan - O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
10 Jan - UEA, Norwich, UK (SOLD OUT)
12 Jan - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
13 Jan - O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK (EXTRA DATE)
14 Jan - O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK (SOLD OUT)
15 Jan - Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK (SOLD OUT)
18 Jan - Eventim Apollo, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
19 Jan - Eventim Apollo, London, UK (EXTRA DATE)
22 Jan - O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK (SOLD OUT)
23 Jan - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, UK
24 Jan - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE (EXTRA DATE)
25 Jan - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE (SOLD OUT)
27 Jan - O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
28 Jan - Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
30 Jan - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)
31 Jan - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (EXTRA DATE)

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