Empire of the Sun announce new album Two Vines

In 2013, Empire of the Sun released their second album, Ice on the Dune. They have announced a follow-up now called Two Vines, and it is set to be out October 28th through Astralwerks. Two Vines was recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles and was co-produced by Empire of the Sun and Peter Mayes, who also produced Sia, the Killers, and Mika. It shows contributions from Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin from Prince’s band the Revolution, and pianist Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, both from David Bowie’s Blackstar band. The first introduction to the album will be single “High and Low.” Find the full tracklist below.

In a press release, Lord Nick Littlemore said, “There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, ‘Two Vines,’ and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet. He continued, “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet.”

Emperor Luke Steele added about recording in Hawaii, “Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea. That was the catalyst for me. I’d spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night.”

Two Vines:

01 Before
02 High and Low
03 Two Vines
04 Friends
05 There’s No Need
06 Way to Go
07 Ride
08 Digital Life
09 First Crush
10 ZZZ
11 To Her Door
12 Keystone
13 Lend Me Some Light
14 Welcome to My Life
15 Walking on a Dream

Watch the “Walking on a Dream” video:

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