Crowded House 'Dreamers Are Waiting': Live stream, release date, concept, teasers and all you need to know about indie rock album

'Dreamers Are Waiting' will mark the band's first large project in eleven years, following their 2010 studio LP 'Intriguer'


                            Crowded House 'Dreamers Are Waiting': Live stream, release date, concept, teasers and all you need to know about indie rock album
Neil Finn of Crowded House (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Crowded House has surprise-dropped a new single today on February 17 but fans of the alternative and indie veterans can look forward to a whole new era of music in the near future. Crowded House has a brand-new studio album in the works, titled 'Dreamers Are Waiting', set for a release in the first half of 2021.

Here's all you need to know about 'Dreamers Are Waiting'.

Release date

According to reports, the band's new studio project is scheduled for a release on June 4, 2021.

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Crowded House accepts the ARIA Hall of Fame Induction during the 30th Annual ARIA Awards 2016 at The Star on November 23, 2016, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Concept

'Dreamers Are Waiting' will mark the band's first large project in eleven years, following their 2010 studio LP 'Intriguer'. Additionally, the only other new music by the band alone since then is last year's October-released single 'Whatever You Want' with an accompanying music video featuring Mac DeMarco. 'Whatever You Want' is the first single for Crowded House's new album. Apart from that, the band collaborated in a medley in 2016, titled 'Better Be Home Soon/Fall at Your Feet/Distant Sun', which featured Missy Higgins and Bernard Fanning.

Along with their announcement of 'Dreamers Are Waiting', the band dropped the album's second single, ‘To The Island’. The song's title shares the same moniker for the group's upcoming tour in New Zealand. If we're taking tones or style of both singles as rendering a good idea of what the rest of the album may sound like, there are marked differences from 'Intriguer' and a new contemporary slant to the new material. Tempos have been subtly lifted a few BPM, instrument licks appear more jagged and pepped up, and we hear resonances of music like Death Cab For Cutie. This is, of course, a look at just two tracks, so fans will have to wait for the full album for a better idea.

From the word of the frontman

Crowded House lead singer Neil Finn spoke of the album in a statement. "We were fortunate to be recording in the studio right before lockdown and so began this album with band tracks recorded live in a room, all brimming with character and energy,” he said, according to Stereogum. "We then spent our strangest year, 2020, at distance from each other but connecting daily, swapping files and making those tracks complete. We’re so excited and grateful to be back in one room together now, rehearsing, first to play live in front of audiences in NZ and soon we hope for the rest of the world."



 

 



 

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Tracklist

01. 'Bad Times Good'
02. 'Playing With Fire'
03. 'To The Island'
04. 'Sweet Tooth'
05. 'Whatever You Want'
06. 'Show Me The Way'
07. 'Goodnight Everyone'
08. 'Start Of Something'
09. 'Too Good For This World'
10. 'Real Life Woman'
11. 'Love Isn’t Hard At All'
12. 'Deeper Down'

How to stream

There is no confirmation on which streaming platform the album will hit. Cicle back to MEAWW for latest updates. 

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