Wye Oak share new track ‘Lifer’

Their new album ‘The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs’ is out next month.

Wye Oak are set to release their new album ‘The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs’ in April and we’ve already heard two tunes from it so far: the title track and the more recent ‘It Was Not Natural’.

Now Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have shared a third song from the album, ‘Lifer’. It continues to strike a balance between guitar and synth elements, anchored by Jenn’s vocals.

As reported by Stereogum, Jenn also wrote a short essay to accompany the track. In part of it, she says: “I wrote this song after a long conversation with a friend — someone who loves me and wants to see me succeed, and let go of this burden of guilt that I’ve been dragging around for my whole life. While I wrote it, I was thinking about the people in my life who have had to struggle much harder than I do, or likely ever will — just to stay alive. For a moment, I saw everything differently than I ever had before — I was able to accept and be grateful for the gifts I had been given”.

She continues: “I was able to forgive myself for having so much more than so many others. And I made a deal in my mind with those others: If you can keep trying to choose life, and find joy, in the face of all of these obstacles, well, then, so can I. This song contains that promise. It’s called “Lifer.” I hope you like it”. Read the full essay here.

Wye Oak are also heading on a string of European dates in support of ‘The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs’, including a few shows in the UK and Ireland, in May. Tickets are on sale now.

Listen to ‘Lifer’ and see Wye Oak’s upcoming European dates below.

20 Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord
21 Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique Festival
22 Luxembourg, De Gudde Wellen
25 Berlin, BiNuu
26 Prague, MeetFactory
27 Vienna, Fluc
29 Zurich, Bogen F

01 Brussels, Le Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde
03 London, Village Underground
04 Manchester, Deaf Institute
05 Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City
06 Dublin, Whelan’s

Wye Oak play Liverpool Sound City (5th-6th May) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.

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