“3WW” – Alt-J [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

There was a wayward lad
Stepped out one morning
The ground to be his bed
The sky his awning

Neon, neon, neon
A blue neon lamp in a midnight country field
Can’t surround so you lean on, lean on
So much your heart’s become fond of this

Oh, these three worn words
Oh, let me whisper like the rubbing hands
Of tourists in Verona
I just want to love you in my own language

Well, that smell of sex
Good like burning wood
The wayward lad laid clean
To two busty girls from Hornsea
Who left a note in black ink

Girls from above say “Hi” (hi)
The road erodes at five feet per year
Around England’s east coastline
Was this your first time?
Love is just a button we press
Last night by the campfire

Oh, these three worn words
Oh, that we whisper like the rubbing hands
Of tourists in Verona
I just want to love you in my own language

Credits

Animation by Mario Epsley / Keepitvisual

Alt-J have shared the first single from their upcoming album, Relaxer. Listen to “3WW” through the animated video above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube. Be warned that the video contains flashing images.

“3WW” is a tune that balances gentle hypnotic grooves with intensely glitchy moments. Traditional instrumentation of piano and acoustic guitar blend with hand claps and strings to create a worldly vibe.

Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell is featured toward the end of the track. She sings the final verse about “Girls from above,” and joins Alt-J lead singer Joe Newman on the final chorus.

Relaxer is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

For more, check out the Alt-J Zumic artist page.

Alt-J Relaxer album cover art