Wake Island have shared a free stream of ‘Never Entirely There’ from their sophomore album Out, available on April 29 via Oh Hi, the band’s label.
“Electronic music always fascinated us but we knew nothing about it, so we rented a cabin for a month and completely removed ourselves from our surroundings. We learnt everything during that time and reimagined our whole songwriting approach by experimenting with different instruments and technologies. Everything started making sense to us at that point,” Philippe Manasseh, the band’s vocalist, explained in a statement.
The new album sees the band moving away from the sound of their debut and experimenting with pop and electronic sounds.
Out blends electronic and pop music with rock elements thanks to producer and long-time friend Jace Lasek. The result is a collection of songs that is coherent with their past work. Wake Island touches on the themes of self-discovery through immigration and adapting to new environments on the album.
Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal divide their time between Montreal and NYC.
Catch Wake Island on the following dates;
– April 8th – New York @Arlene’s Grocery
– April 23rd – Montreal @SAT Dome (with Young Galaxy)
– April 30th – Montreal @Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. (Album Launch!)
– May 6th – Toronto @Burdock (CMW)
– May 7th – Toronto @Handlebar (CMW)
– May 29th – Liverpool @Cargo Stage (Liverpool Sound City)