Alt-J announce first album in four years, The Dream, share euphoric lead single, U&ME

Joe Newman of Alt-J performing live
(Image credit: Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty)

British indie rockers Alt-J have announced their fourth studio album The Dream – due February 22 – and shared the album’s easy-going lead single, U&ME.

It’s the band’s first new musical offering in four years, since the release of 2017’s Relaxer, with the Mercury Prize-winning group seemingly returning to the guitar-driven sonic direction that informed the band’s first two albums – An Awesome Wave (2012) and This Is All Yours (2014).

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.