Lewis guests on the band's fourth LP 'Afraid of Heights'
Wavves have named their forthcoming new album ‘Afraid of Heights’.
The Californian band plan to put out their fourth LP on March 26.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by John Hill (MIA, Santigold). It features guest vocals from Jenny Lewis, who sings on the record’s title track.
Speaking to Spin, Stephen Pope of the band said he was starstruck by the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman.
“I’m still a little starstruck when I see her, because I went through a Saddle Creek phase when I was 15,” he said. “I was kinda into Rilo Kiley and obviously The Wizard is just amazing. She also brought us cookies. Weed cookies.”
Pope also refuted former claims that the follow-up to 2010’s ‘King of the Beach’, was to be their ‘hip-hop’ record. He said: “There is some programming and we did build some songs off of samples and loops, but I don’t hear hip-hop in it. Sonically, I think we expanded a lot on this album in finding sounds in general; I’m really proud. John does mainly pop and hip-hop stuff, but if you listen closely, it sounds really cool.”
Wavves frontman Nathan Williams formerly told Rolling Stone that the year-long album sessions were very booze-driven. “This past year has ruined my liver. I drank more during the recording process than I’ve ever drank,” he explained.
Song titles include ‘Dog’, ‘I Can’t Dream’, ‘Sail To The Sun’, ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Everything Is My Fault’, ‘Mystic’ and ‘That’s On Me’.
Williams told Spin that ‘That’s On Me’ refers to his relationship with Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino. He said: “I’ve always been fairly honest, but since people know me and the relationship I’m in, they could take out parts of a song like ‘That’s On Me’ and know exactly what I’m talking about.”