“Adeline” – Alt-J [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

Ooh, my Adeline, ooh
Down in Tasmania
Where the devil’s jaws are far too weak
To tear you away

Ooh, I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

Ooh, my Adeline
I watch your morning swim again

Ooh, cold from the blue sky
Strokes from passing mopeds
My sweet Adeline

Ooh, I wish you well (Ooh, Adeline)
I wish you well
I wish you well (Ooh, Adeline)
I wish you well

And the old triangle went jingle-jangle on the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was swimming
Though you were looking on

Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on
Swim
Swim on
Swim on
Swim on

Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya
Ya, Ya, Ya
Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya
Ya, Ya, Ya,
Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya
Ya, Ya, Ya
Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya
Ya, Ya, Ya

The old triangle went jingle-jangle on the Royal Canal
My Adeline was swimming
Sweet Adeline was singing
To the tune of rowing on

I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well
I wish her well

CREDITS

Assistant Engineer: Graeme Baldwin
Assistant Engineer: Paul Pritchard
Assistant Engineer: Stefano Civetta
Drums, Percussion, Programmer: Thom Green
Engineer: Brett Cox
Engineer, Mixer, Producer, Programmer: Charlie Andrew
Engineer: Jay Pocknell
Guitar, Vocals: Joe Newman
Keyboards, Vocals: Gus Unger-Hamilton
Mastering Engineer: Dick Beetham
Strings: The London Metropolitan Orchestra
Writer: Gus Unger-Hamilton
Writer: Hans Zimmer
Writer: Joe Newman
Writer: Thom Green

With Alt-J’s upcoming album, Relaxer, due out next week, the band shared another new song called “Adeline.” Listen above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.

The lyrics are interesting, with several layers of vocals weaving in and out. The band shared the story of the song on Twitter, explaining, “A Tasmanian devil falls in love with a woman as he watches her swim. Enjoy.”

Alt-J have crafted their own unique blend of acoustic and electronic music, with quirky beats and lush sounds. “Adeline” begins with spacey synth, followed by acoustic guitar and soft vocals, then swells with atmospheric strings and intense percussion. It is noteworthy that Hans Zimmer is given a co-writing credit with the three members of the band.

Relaxer is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

This follows a couple other tracks from the album Alt-J shared previously: “3WW” and “In Cold Blood.”

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

Alt-J “Adeline” single cover art