In the clip, the camera circles singer Ellie Rowsell as she sings the evocative song, backed by a small choir and the rest of Wolf Alice.
Blue Weekend marked the follow-up to 2018’s Mercury Prize-winning Visions of a Life. Following a rigorous tour, the band began working on demos in a converted church, which served as the basis for the Markus Dravs-produced album. The group also released a video for “The Last Man on Earth,” directed by Jordan Hemingway.
“The Last Man on Earth,” according to Rowsell, is about “the arrogance of humans.” “I’d just read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and I had written the line ‘Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god’ in my notes,” the singer said in a statement. “But then I thought: ‘Uh, your peculiar travel suggestion isn’t a dancing lesson from god, it’s just a travel suggestion! Why does everything need to mean something more?’”