So. Last week Alt-J announced the release of their second album and this week we already get teased by a new track "Hunger of the Pine".
The most curious part is that it features a sample of Miley Cyrus' "I'm a Female Rebel" and it's mmm... unexpected. The track is atmospheric and with a very intense electronic build-up. This is the Alt-J's first effort since their bassist left the band.
The band's keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton discussed the track with triple j:
It's a song that's quite a new sound for us. It's built up using a lot of electronic kind of stuff. That's a bit of new direction for us on this album, not exclusively, but it's one way that we're going on this new record. The song is kind of about missing somebody so much that it sort of makes your feel a pain kind of like hunger. We're really proud of it.
What do you guys think?