Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Listen: Alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine”

Nice, I was really jonesing for some non hip-hop/electronic music and this new Alt-J tune by the name of “Hunger Of the Pine” fit the bill perfectly today. The track will appear on the band's sophomore album, This Is All Yours, out on Sept. 22.

Bassist Gwil Sainsbury left the group making the quartet a trio but their sound most certainly remains intact.

The song, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing "I'm a female rebel" from her song "4x4," is, according to Gus Unger-Hamilton, "composed entirely of new and spontaneous ideas that arose during writing sessions for the second album. It was written very quickly using some guitar chords and sounds being layered on Ableton, and seemed to signal a bit of a new sound for us. The lyrics mainly suggest the idea that missing someone — pining — can be a physical pain much like hunger."

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