Jack Ladder has announced his upcoming sixth studio album with the Dreamlanders, and just for good measure, dropped an astonishing single too.
Fresh track Astronaut is lush with dissonant strings and the strange punch of deadened timpani, as Ladder laments: “I never thought that I’d get caught/ Trying to live my life like an astronaut.”
It’s the first single from new album Hijack!, due out September 10. Produced by Ladder himself along with Dreamlanders bandmate and longtime collaborator Laurence Pike, Hijack! of course features the other Dreamlanders Donny Benét and Kirin J Callinan , whose contributions sit alongside string arranger Sam Lipman.
Take a listen to the beautiful Astronaut below.