Listen To Portugal. The Man's "Number One" From New Album "Woodstock"
Mon, 01 May 2017 10:11:52
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Portugal. The Man are back. The stalwarts of indie-rock have just announced a new album, Woodstock. The release will be the band's eighth full length studio album, and will be made available on June 16th by Atlantic Records.
The new album will be the band's first release since 2013's Evil Friends. The band had previously spent three years working on an album they'd called Gloomin + Doomin, but their work fell short of expectation. They were unsatisfied with the project and so pulled the plug, and altered direction to produce this new collection.
Apparently it was singer John Gourley's father who was a catalyst in the release of this new album. During a trip home to Alaska the fatherly advice was dispensed. According to the press-release announcing the album, "What's taking so long to finish the album?" Gourley's dad said, according to a press release. "Isn't that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?"
Previously the band had teased the new album with lead single "Feel It Still" — and today add momentum to the upcoming release with a new track you can hear below.
The track called "Number One", is a collaboration with R&B artist Son Little and also samples "Freedom" by the late Richie Havens. The video is a somewhat trippy affair — young children transfixed by screens as they're illuminated with some psychedelic lights.
With this second song from the album now out in the open, and some classic Portugal. The Man video action, it seems like the delayed progress, and the father advice from Mr. Gourley Sr. has proven to be well worth the wait. Set your clocks for June 16th, and keep an eye out for news of any live shows.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff