is finally back after a three-year hiatus and they've pleasantly surprised us on Friday when snippets of a new song appeared online. This morning, the indie-rock trio released the entire song and its called "3WW" from their upcoming album Relaxer
, which will be dropping on June 9th.
The song has a bit of an African feel to it and the first minute and a half is a dreamy guitar instrumental that builds into a loud and vibrant track. Not only is the song completely different than Alt-J's older work, but this track features a surprise vocalist, too. The sweet, innocent vocals come from Ellie Roswell of the band Wolf Alice. The song features some outdoor sounds, soft piano keys, and mysterious lyrics. "3WW" reminds us why we love Alt-J so much.
Also check out our session with the band: