Doves have returned with their first new song in 11 years titled ‘Carousel’. Listen to it below.
The Manchester trio emerged from their near 10-year hiatus in December of 2018, when they announced a string of reunion shows.
Speaking of the track, Andy Williams said in a statement: “It’s a reminiscence of the times that we’d go to places like North Wales on holiday as kids,” Andy Williams said in a statement. “Places where you had your first experience of sound systems and music being played really loud.”
In an interview with NME, frontman Jimi Goodwin added: “‘Carousels’ is a really exciting track to come back with, especially now as it’s shot through with a lot of hope. It calls back to going to the fair when you’re a kid, dodging all the psychos and getting your waltzer money taken off you.”
The song, which is built around a drum sample by the late Tony Allen, is taken from their long-awaited fifth studio album, which has yet to be officially announced. Their last full-length release was 2009’s Kingdom of Rust. Since then, Goodwin has released his debut solo album, 2014’s Odludek.