Melbourne emo outfit Slowly Slowly have today (January 25) teased a new track arriving later this week, by the name of ‘The Level’.
The band took to their socials this afternoon to post a video of frontman Ben Stewart dressed in workman’s clothes, walking into a ’50s-style venue appropriately named ‘Slowly’s Diner’. One quick glance up shows a similarly retro billboard advertising ‘The Level’, out Friday.
A small snippet of the song can be heard in the last few seconds of the clip, featuring a quintessential Slowly melody and Stewart’s signature belting. Take a look below.
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Fans were quick to speculate a follow up to Slowly Slowly’s 2020 album ‘Race Car Blues’ in early December, following a series of clues posted by the band.
Back on December 3, they shared a video where Ben Stewart wrote “Race Car Blues Chapter 2” on a piece of paper, followed by a reference to their fan-favourite deep cut ‘Low’. The post was knowingly captioned, “it was all part of the plan,” and soundtracked by the song in question, which was initially released in 2019 as a standalone single.
Less than one week later, Slowly Slowly premiered ‘Comets And Zombies’ – a song about addiction and everlasting love – featuring single artwork that even more blatantly nodded to an album sequel. The familiar cover was exactly the same, just with an added note of “extended edition.”
On January 19, the alt-rockers solidified the speculations by celebrating ‘Comets And Zombies’ being the most played song on triple j with a caption saying “can’t wait to show you all RCB2″. They are yet to confirm a date or any details about the album’s tracklisting.
‘Race Car Blues’ is the third studio album from Slowly Slowly and their most commercially successful, peaking at Number Seven on the ARIA Album Chart. It features standout tracks ‘Jellyfish’, ‘Creature Of Habit Pt. 2′ and ’19’.