Listen to alt-J’s Hazy, Final Album Single, “The Actor”

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We’re at the edge of our seats for this Friday, as one of our favorite indie bands, alt-J, will be releasing their first new album in four years, titled The Dream. Today, the UK group shares the last single before the project’s release, “The Actor.”

This last single is a hazy, weightless new vibe with psychedelic instrumentation and lyrics about the late actor John Belushi and his struggles with drug addiction. According to alt-J, the track is “kind of like an alternative re-telling of John Belushi’s death, or the events leading up to it.”

While the lyrical content is quite dark, the music itself is beautiful.

You can check out the new alt-J track below. Stay tuned for our coverage of alt-J’s new album, The Dream, dropping this Friday, February 11. Enjoy!

alt-J – The Actor