They can rock out like crazy or break your heart with softness, and Wolf Alice are definitely in the latter territory with new single The Last Man on Earth.

Says singer and guitarist Ellie Rowsell of the song: “It’s about the arrogance of humans. I’d just read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and I had written the line ‘Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god’ in my notes. But then I thought: ‘Uh, your peculiar travel suggestion isn’t a dancing lesson from god, it’s just a travel suggestion! Why does everything need to mean something more?'”

Initially playing around in gentle ballad territory, you just know it’s going to burst into something bigger, and that wait – and the payoff – is sublime. Here goes:

It’s our first taste of the upcoming third album from the band. Entitled Blue Weekend, it’s slated for a June 11 release. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi, on CD or a choice of red, green, yellow or even good old black vinyl.