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UK Funk Outfit Jungle Preview New LP ‘For Ever’ With Two Songs

Group explores neo-soul spectrum on “Heavy, California,” “Cherry”

British funk collective Jungle unveiled two songs, "Heavy, California" and "Cherry," from their new album, 'For Ever.'

British funk collective Jungle unveiled two new songs, “Heavy, California” and “Cherry” from their forthcoming second album, For Ever, out September 14th via XL Recordings.

The two tracks find Jungle exploring different edges of the neo-soul spectrum. On “Heavy, California,” the group crafts an uptempo dance tune awash in sparkling synths and falsetto vocals that flit about a percolating disco groove.

“Cherry” is a crafty mid-tempo breakup tune filled with an array of mesmerizing instrumental flourishes that twist and bubble beneath the song’s defiant refrain, “You’re never gonna change me/ I was already changing.”

“Heavy, California” and “Cherry” follow Jungle’s two previously released For Ever tracks, “Happy Man” and “House in L.A.” which arrived in May. Jungle began writing and recording For Ever in Los Angeles, but finished the record in London with producer Inflo. In a statement, the band said their goal with the album was to create a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing breakup songs.” For Ever follows Jungle’s self-titled debut, which arrived in 2014.

Jungle will embark on a North American tour in support of For Ever with a set at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, Nevada September 23rd. The leg wraps October 14th in Oakland, California, but the group will return in 2019 for a run that kicks off March 4th in Los Angeles.

For Ever Track List

1. “Smile”
2. “Heavy, California”
3. “Beat 54 (All Good Now)”
4. “Cherry”
5. “Happy Man”
6. “Casio”
7. “Mama Oh No”
8. “House In LA”
9. “Give Over”
10. “Cosurmyne”
11. “Home”
12. “(More and More) It Ain’t Easy”
13. “Pray”

Jungle Tour Dates

September 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 25 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic
September 26 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
September 28 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
September 29 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
September 30 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
October 3 – Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry
October 5 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
October 8 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
October 9 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
October 12 – Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 14 – Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island
March 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
March 7 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
March 8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
March 9 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
March 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
March 16 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth
March 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 21 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
March 22 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
March 23 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works


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