Song of the Day: “Are We Alright Again” by Eels

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Eels (Photo by Gus Black)

Critically acclaimed rock group Eels’ highly anticipated new album Earth to Dora is due Oct. 30 via E Works/[PIAS]. In celebration, the band debuts their new single, titled “Are We Alright Again.”

Recorded at the Eels’ Los Feliz, California studio, Earth to Dora is produced by band leader Mark Oliver Everett (a.k.a. E) and performed by E, Koool G Murder, The Chet,Are and P-Boo.

Speaking about the new record, E said, “These songs came about just before the pandemic hit and changed everything. I’m hoping they can be, maybe kind of soothing or something. To hear songs dealing with things we are dreaming about getting back to. Or maybe people are dealing with some of the topics right now as well. Just one song was done in the thick of the early pandemic days, ‘Are We Alright Again,’ which is kind of a quarantine daydream I desperately needed to have.”

Stream “Are We Alright Again” by Eels on YouTube:

Earth to Dora marks the 13th full-length Eels album and first since 2018’s The Deconstruction. Their first album in four years, The Deconstruction was released to widespread acclaim and described as “an album to treasure” by MOJO, “a reflection on both the pain and joy of life” by NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “a career-straddling greatest hits collection, in which all the ‘hits’ are brand new,” by CLASH. The Los Angeles Times added, “It seems ridiculous to describe the new Eels work as ‘a headphone record,’ because, in the era of earbuds, most are. Yet here we are, lost in the intricate melodies, arrangements and textures swirling through The Deconstruction.”

Visit Eels’ website for more music.

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