The Dear Hunter have unveiled their dark and brilliant new single, 'Wait'. Listen to it first on Gigwise below.
The song is taken from the US rock band's forthcoming sixth album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, which is the fourth in a six-act story that began almost a decade ago, with the release of 2006's Act I: The Lake South, The River North.
The high-concept project documents the birth, life and abrupt death of a boy, set at the dawn of the 20th century. It's an ambitious and astonishingly inventive odyssey.
Skilfully negotiating a path between sinister balladry and anthemic hooks, and occasionally taking a deep breath in the form of quiet, computerised bridges, 'Wait' asks some stark, existential questions of its listener: "Will I ever know heaven and hell, or is eternity something worse?"
Listen to The Dear Hunter's new song 'Wait' first on Gigwise below
The Dear Hunter's sixth album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, is out on 4 September via Rude Records. Pre-order it here.
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The Dear Hunter embark on a UK tour at the end of this month. See full tour dates below.
Aug 27 - Brighton, United Kingdom - Concorde (supporting Manchester Orchestra)
Aug 28 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Bodega
Aug 29 - Newcastle, United Kingdom - Think Tank?
Aug 30 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - King Tuts
Sep 1 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Clwb Ifor Bach
Sept 2 - Southampton, United Kingdom - Joiners
Sep 3 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - The Rainbow Cellar
Sep 4 - London, United Kingdom - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen