Today, as pre-orders go live for her new album, “Loner,” Alison Wonderland shared the track “New Day” and accompanying video.
After going through a period of darkness, “New Day” is the sound of Alison falling in love with life and the potential that each day holds. The song, which she wrote and produced, seamlessly fuses acoustic and ambient elements to create a cinematic soundscape that sets the stage for an illuminating journey.
Steeped in an Old West vibe, the official video for “New Day” finds Alison on horseback, traversing a barren desert. The blindfold covering her eyes seems to put her at a disadvantage against formidable opponents, but when she lifts it, it unleashes powerful energy. Watch the video, directed by Pete Dons and produced by Satien Mehta, HERE. Director and photographer Peter Donaghy (@Donslens) has worked with Halsey, Rüfüs Du Sol, Olivia Rodrigo, Kaskade and Slander, among others.
Available for pre-order HERE, Loner will be released by Astralwerks on May 6th. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive ‘New Day’, ‘Fear of Dying’, ‘FUCK U LOVE U’ and Alison’s 2020 hit ‘Bad Things’, which has amassed over 18.6 million streams world combined. Loner is also available for pre-order in CD and LP formats – with a choice of purple, orange and ultra-clear vinyl. See below for the track list.
One of electronic music’s most acclaimed artists, Alison has amassed over 800 million combined global streams across all of her songs. She captured the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with her 2015 debut album, Run, and second album, 2018’s Awake.
She’s headlined sold-out arenas around the world and headlined the world’s biggest festivals, even earning the honor of being the “highest billing female DJ ever at Coachella”. She was named “Breakout Artist of 2018” by Billboard Dance and graced the cover of the magazine’s Dance 2019 issue. Then – as the world turned upside down when a global pandemic wiped out “normal life” as everyone knew it – Alison suddenly found herself very still and very alone.
“My life was going a certain way before something ripped it all away from me,” Alison Wonderland recalled. “It left me entirely alone, and it all happened around the same time as COVID. I felt like I had hit rock bottom. »
Having always turned to the music to process, she began to ruminate on the beginnings of her third album, Loner. Like rereading the pages of old diaries, she revisits her own albums for the first time in a long time. “I realized that I always saw myself as the victim of my story,” she explains. “This time something changed in me and I decided that I didn’t want to be the victim anymore. Instead, anything I write from here will empower me and help me find strength in this loneliness.
To support the new album, she’ll put on a massive show in North America this spring – complete with new visuals, lighting and production, live musicians and, of course, new music. Tickets are on sale HERE for the Loner Tour, which includes a concert on April 1 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and a show on April 15 at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn, NY. Quiet Bison will support Alison with Valentino Khan and EVAN GIIA on select dates. Initial dates also include festival performances at Brownies & Lemonade Spring Break, Ultra, BUKU, Ubbi Dubbi and Forecastle. See below for directions. More shows will be announced soon.
Alison’s 2021 tour highlights included a sold-out multi-night tour at Red Rocks in Colorado and her strong 80,000 performance at Lollapalooza, where she teased “Fuck U Love U,” which amassed over three million global streams combined since its subsequent release in December 2021.
Billboard praised the song’s “head bang” while Run The Trap observed, “Alison keeps the tension and suspense going with a hook that will play in your head all day.”
Praising the follow-up single, “Fear of Dying”, the American songwriter said, “The unstable song and visual has depth and a precarious sense of security. And when the gout hits. Boom!” The Honey Pop said, “We’re fully on board the Alison Wonderland train.” Watch the official video for “Fear of Dying” HERE.
‘Loner’ captures Alison at her best; an exhilarating juxtaposition of words and sounds, the album is as brilliant as it is impetuous.
“For me, ‘Loner’ was like a rebirth,” she says. “I owe it to everyone who was like me, wishing they had an album like this to let them feel less alone and know that it will be all right one day.” In 2022, as we emerge from past years of cloudy and turbulent change, Loner arrives, just in time to remind us to look to a brighter future.
List of solo tracks
FUCK YOU LOVE YOURSELF
I’m fine now Thank you (Interlude)
fear of dying
Alison Wonderland – Solitary Tour
3/21-25 Puerto Vallarta, MX Brownies & Spring Break Lemonade
3/25-27 Miami, Florida Ultra Music Festival
3/26 New Orleans, LA BUKU Music + Art Project 2022
4/1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
4/8 Minneapolis, MN Armory +
4/9 Chicago, Illinois Byline Bank Aragon X Ballroom
4/14 Boston, MA House of Blues +
4/15 Brooklyn, New York Forward Gardner +
4/23-24 Ennis, TX Ubbi Dubbi Festival
5/29 Louisville, Kentucky Preview Festival
6/11 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theater @ UC Berkeley
X – VALENTINO KHAN
+ – EVAN GIIA
CALM BISON ALL DATES