Empire of the Sun has spent long hours in the studio working on their new album Two Vines, and they have just announced that the album will be ready for official release October 28, on the platform Astrelwerks.

After gaining major fame and success from their first two albums, there is tons of hype regarding Two Vines and some of the collaborations that will be featured. Empire of the Sun worked with Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac, and also members from Prince and David Bowie’s former groups for Two Vines. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, as well as in Hawaii.

“Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea,” says band member Luke Steele. “That was the catalyst for me. I’d spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night.”

This past Monday, August 29, the leading track “High and Low” premiered on AAA Radio, and the Australian duo couldn’t be more excited to release their new project into the world.

“There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, ‘Two Vines,’ and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet,” said band member Nick Littlemore. “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet.”

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