The Avalanches have shared new song "We Will Always Love You," featuring Dev Hynes (A.K.A. Blood Orange). The track is the first from the Australian producer duo since 2016 when they returned with new album Wildflower. Prior to that they hadn't released music since their 2000 debut, Since I Left You.
A statement released alongside "We Will Always Love You" outlines the meaning behind the song.
Sometimes we receive a message. Telling us our music has been there; through dark times, loneliness, loss. There are no words to express how moving or profound this connection with you is. Because the music was born out of such moments itself, and so it is felt, by those with open hearts, on the same wavelength it was first created. Morse Code beamed and received by hearts and hearts alike.
Our new record is about such journeys, from darkness to light. About life after (all kinds of) death. About the transcendent nature of music itself. Every voice ever played on the radio over the last 100 years now exists in the stars; the transmissions of these singers are forever floating around out there, lost in the cosmos, endless travelling. Tonight Smokey Robinson duets with Dev Hynes and the Roches. Those spirits are out there. We are each a tune, floating in space. And this one’s for you.
Back in November last year The Avalanches hinted at having finished work on their third studio album.