Indie pop forerunners The Naked and Famous are set to triumphantly return in 2020 with the release of their much-anticipated new album Recover this May. Reformed as a duo (founding members Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers), The Naked and Famous’ forthcoming LP reasserts the group as one of modern indie-pop’s most exciting sonic trailblazers, taking them to emotionally inspired depths, while maintaining the fresh effervescence that has led to over 600 million collective streams to date.
The news arrives alongside album highlight ‘Bury Us’, a dancefloor-ready slice of indie pop bliss that captures the energy and essence of the album. The song had an advance spin recently during halftime of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football game, garnering over 15 million viewers. The track follows the first single, ‘Sunseeker’, which recently hit #1 most played on Triple J in Australia.
Whilst they have sonically mastered the art of dreamy, hook-laden synth-pop, The Naked and Famous have stuck to their guns as far as intimate storytelling. Recover is largely an autobiographical record rooted in a powerful sentiment of survival, and of the very human process of self-preservation – of saving, choosing and celebrating oneself in a world constantly trying to put us down.
Of the new record, Powers says “Recover is about the duo, recovering ourselves, and our artistic vessel. The album is a statement of creative healing and a vehicle to plow forward into our own future. We hope that the messages of healing and resilience have some effect on its listeners.”