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The Avalanches enlist Leon Bridges for the Alan Parsons-sampling ray of sunshine “Interstellar Love”

Having taken 15 years between their first and second album, The Avalanches are making a pretty speedy return with their second album in four years, We Will Always Love You, on December 11. Today they give us another taster of what’s to come with “Interstellar Love”, which features a sample of Alan Parsons Project’s “Eye In The Sky” and guest vocals from Leon Bridges. The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater says:

“Leon is an incredible singer, with just the most beautiful voice. He’s from Texas but we both happened to be in LA at the same time, which was lucky as he was on my all-time wish list. When we were in the studio, I told him the story about Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan and how her love-struck brain waves were sent out into space on the Voyager’s Golden Record. And this this song came out of that.”

Bridges’ own soul songs tend to dwell in the terrestrial toils of the heart, but he makes the leap into The Avalanches’ intergalactic affair with aplomb. His honeyed voice adds a warm sheen to the song’s electronic chug, and they mingle together to create a pop supernova of infinitely blossoming adoration. The sample of Alan Parsons Project’s earworm “Eye In The Sky” is just the cherry on top of this antigravity jam.

The video for “Interstellar Love” was created by Jonathan Zwada, and you can watch it below.

The Avalanches’ new album We Will Always Love You lands on December 11 via Modular / EMI. You can find The Avalanches on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.