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Warpaint unveil details of new album, ‘Radiant Like This’

The group return with their fourth album

By Elizabeth Aubrey

Warpaint - Credit: Press

Warpaint have today (January 26) announced details of their new album, ‘Radiant Like This’.

The Los Angeles four-piece’s new album will arrive on May 6 and have previewed it with new single ‘Champion’, which you can listen to below.

The band, made up of Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mozgawa and Theresa Wayman, say the new single is about “being a champion to oneself and for others”.

Warpaint added: “We are all in this together, life is too short not to strive for excellence in all that we do.”

You can listen to ‘Champion’ here:

A statement about the album describes how it was made remotely throughout the pandemic, with each recording tier parts separately, building songs “layer by layer”.

It conned: “Deciding to delay the release until they could tour allowed them to further hone each track, [they spent] more time building and rebuilding than they had in the past.”

Guitarist and vocalist Theresa Wayman spoke to NME in April about the new album.

“There’s a song from my higher self to my lower self on there, and a song about not needing to have anchors to anything,” she said.

She also shared that bandmate Emily Kokal has written a song called ‘Trouble’. “It’s about always feeling like you’re doing something wrong,” she added.

“It reminds me of when I was young and it was Saturday morning and my mum would wake me up because she didn’t want me to sleep in and waste my day. It made me feel guilty for the rest of my life.”

The group will mark the release with a full UK and European tour, with full global dates to follow.

Check out the full May tour schedule here:

11 – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol

12 – Albert Hall, Manchester

13 – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow

14 – National Stadium, Dublin

17 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

18 – The Roundhouse, London

20 – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

21 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany

22 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany

24 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

26 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

28 – Progresja Music Zone, Warsaw, Poland