Jungle announce news of the follow-up to their defining self-titled debut record, released in 2014. Their upcoming album is titled For Ever, out on September 14. To coincide, Jungle share two new songs from the record, ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’. Listen below!
Both songs are accompanied by two videos directed by Josh Lloyd-Watson & Charlie Di Placido for the JFC collective, available exclusively via Spotify and Apple Music respectively. They’re set to build on the success of ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House In LA’, the first tracks revealed from the album in May.
Jungle’s self-titled album was dreamed up by Josh “J” Lloyd-Watson and Tom “T” McFarland, a production and multi-instrumentalist duo who never expected to leave their bedroom studios, far less become the core of a talent-filled seven-strong collective that morphed into a killer live outfit.
If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, For Ever is inspired by real life experiences of the places they’d dreamed of. Swapping Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills, J and T set up camp in Los Angeles to write and record the album.
Over time, their romanticisation of The Californian Dream clashed with the reality of living it, the feeling of being adrift on the West Coast compounded by the collapse of long-term relationships. Returning home to London, they teamed up with young producer Inflo where they sought to create a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.
That station and those songs and that journey are the sound of Jungle’s second album For Ever. They had to go away to come home. And what J and T lost in love, they gained in music.
Pre-order For Ever: https://jungle.lnk.to/-ForEver
Stream / purchase ‘Heavy, California’: https://jungle.lnk.to/heavycalifornia
Stream / purchase ‘Cherry’: https://jungle.lnk.to/cherry