alt-J have released ‘The Actor’, the latest offering from their upcoming album The Dream. Speaking about the inspiration behind the new song in a statement, the band said: “Hollywood, 1982. Another hopeful young movie star arrives in search of The Dream. What follows is a tale of desperation, drugs and death in LA’s most famous hotel.” Take a listen below.
The Dream, alt-J’s first new album in five years, is set for release on February 11 via Canvasback/Atlantic. Previously, the band shared the singles ‘Hard Drive Gold’, ‘U&ME’, and ‘Get Better’.