Wild Nothing announce new album and drop two singles from it in one go

Wild Nothing made a pretty big impact with his spaciously chilled dream pop nugget Nocturne back in 2012. Now the band, mainly the brainchild of frontman Jack Tatum, is back with not one, but two slices from their forthcoming follow up Life of Pause.

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Speaking of the recording process, Tatum has revealed that he wanted to take things a little further than he had before on his new album: “I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me. I’m terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn’t need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it’s own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.”

In a video revealing the set behind the album’s wonderful artwork, the band have fused two cuts from the album back-to-back; the darker, more upbeat To Know You and TV Queen, which sees Tatum returning to that signature dream pop sound that Wild Nothing are renowned for. Both tracks are pretty damn good, showing a dynamic depth that Nocturne tended to lack.

Life of Purpose is out on February 19th via Captured Tracks.