Slowdive Announce New Album ‘Everything is Alive’, Share “Kisses”

Slowdive Announce New Album 'Everything is Alive', Share "Kisses"

British shoegaze/dream pop band Slowdive have announced the release of their fifth studio album ‘Everything is Alive‘, their first in 6 years.

The follow-up to 2017’s self-titled album is dedicated to vocalist Rachel Goswell’s mother and drummer Simon Scott’s father who both died in 2020, and will be out on September 1st via Dead Oceans. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about it Goswell says: “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally, those crossroads are reflected in the many-layered emotional tenor of Slowdive’s music; everything is alive is heavy with experience, but each note is poised, wise, and necessarily pitched to hope. Its unique alchemy subtly embodies both sadness and gratitude, groundedness and uplift.

Reflecting on lead single “kisses,” which may be Slowdive’s surest pop moment yet, Halstead said, “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now, the album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

According to the press release, the 8-track record contains the duality of a familiar internal language mixed with the exaltation of new beginnings, and finds Slowdive vocalists and guitarists Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott, locating evermore contours of its immersive, elemental sound.

Finally, everything is alive, is exactly what the title suggests: an exploration into the shimmering nature of life and the universal touch points within it. Spanning psychedelic soundscapes, pulsating 80’s electronic elements as well as John Cale inspired journeys, the album lands immediately as something made for the future.

Check out the album’s tracklisting and watch the video for “Kisses” below.

Everything is Alive Tracklisting:
  1. shanty
  2. prayer remembered
  3. alife
  4. andalucia plays
  5. kisses
  6. skin in the game
  7. chained to a cloud
  8. the slab