British alt-rock foursome Wolf Alice have finally, officially announced their long-awaited third record, Blue Weekend, due for release on June 11 via Dirty Hit/RCA. The album — which serves as the follow-up to their deservedly acclaimed 2017 LP Visions Of A Life — is being prefaced by lead single "The Last Man On Earth," which the band have released today (after teasing it with haunting visuals for the last week).
The angelic, ethereal song begins with stripped-back instrumentation composed of somber, isolated keys that serve as the backdrop for vocalist Ellie Rowsell to shine in her delivery (recalling earlier tracks from the group such as "Blush" and "After the Zero Hour"). She practically whispers while remaining stern in her vocality, while a choir meets her to create a cinematic, tearjerking sequence. Later, controlled chaos ensues, emblematic of the track's sharp-as-ever lyrical material.