The follow-up to 2016’s comeback album Wildflowers spans 25 tracks in total and places an emphasis on its guest vocalists. So to bring those songs to life, the duo cherry-picked some of the biggest names in music to help, including The Clash guitarist Mick Jones, Johnny Marr, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Kurt Vile, MGMT, and Cornelius. Other guests include Orono, Cola Boyy, and Kelly Moran.
That doesn’t even include the artists we’ve already heard on previously released singles, too. Over the past few months, The Avalanches have shared jams with Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, and CLYPSO like “Wherever You Go”; a Blood Orange song called “We Will Always Love You”; and a collaboration with Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan titled “Reflecting Light”.
Other contributors lent their skills to numerous songs on the album. Tricky goes solo on “Until Daylight Comes”, but also teams up with Denzel Curry and Sampa the Great for “Take Care in Your Dreaming”. Leon Bridges works with Orono on “Ghost Story Pt. 2” in addition to singing by himself on “Interstellar Love”. And then there’s Pink Siifu, who tackles both “Always Black” and the Rivers Cuomo-featuring joint “Running Red Lights”.
From beginning to end, We Will Always Love You is stuffed with mood-boosting grooves. While you give The Avalanches’ third studio LP a spin, check out its accompanying album artwork and tracklist after the jump.
We Will Always Love You Artwork:
We Will Always Love You Tracklist:
01. Ghost Story (feat. Orono)
02. Song For Barbara Payton
03. We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange)
04. The Divine Chord (feat. MGMT & Johnny Marr)
05. Solitary Ceremonies
06. Interstellar Love (feat. Leon Bridges)
07. Ghost Story Pt 2 (feat. Leon Bridges & Orono)
08. Reflecting Light (feat. Sananda Maitreya & Vashti Bunyan)
09. Carrier Waves
10. Oh The Sunn! (feat. Perry Farrell)
11. We Go On (feat. Cola Boyy & Mick Jones)
12. Star Song.IMG
13. Until Daylight Comes (feat. Tricky)
14. Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry & CLYPSO)
15. Music Makes Me High
16. Pink Champagne
17. Take Care In Your Dreaming (feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky & Sampa The Great)
19. Gold Sky (feat. Kurt Vile)
20. Always Black (feat. Pink Siifu)
21. Dial D For Devotion (feat. Karen O)
22. Running Red Lights (feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)
23. Born To Lose
24. Music Is The Light (feat. Cornelius & Kelly Moran)