"Adeline" - Alt-J [YouTube Audio Single]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published May 24, 2017


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
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