Jungle announce new album ‘For Ever’, share new songs ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’ – listen

The neo-soul duo will also head out on a huge worldwide tour

Jungle have announced the release date of their second album entitled ‘For Ever’.

The follow-up to their Mercury-nominated 2014 self-titled debut is released on September 14.

Annie Mac played two tracks from the new album – ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’ – on her BBC Radio 1 show this evening (July 26), labelling the former her “Hottest Record in the World”.

Listen to ‘Heavy, California’:

Heavy, California

Heavy, California, an album by Jungle on Spotify

And ‘Cherry’:

Cherry

Cherry, an album by Jungle on Spotify

‘For Ever’ was written in London and is intended to sound like a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.

Bandmembers Josh “J” Lloyd-Watson and Tom “T” McFarland moved from Shepherd’s Bush to LA to write and record the new album, but it was ultimately finished in their hometown of London.

The collapse of long-term relationships and disillusionment with The Californian Dream led to the duo’s return home.

“J” and “T” then teamed up young producer Inflo– who, they told Annie Mac “put us out of our comfort zone”– and ‘For Ever’ came to life.

The accompanying videos for ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’ (directed by Josh Lloyd-Watson Charlie Di Placido for the JFC collective) are available to watch on Spotify and Apple Music respectively.

‘For Ever’ tracklist
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 also head out on a massive world headline tour in 2018 and 2019 with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 21 2018.

Jungle worldwide tour dates

SEPTEMBER 2018

23 – Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas NV, USA
25 – The Majestic, Ventura CA, USA
26 – The Glasshouse, Pomona CA, USA
28 – The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, USA
29 – Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins CO, USA
30 – Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO, USA

OCTOBER 2018

03 – Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
05 – Austin City Limits, Austin TX, USA
07 – Republic, New Orleans LA, USA
08 –House Of Blues, Dallas TX, USA
09 – House Of Blues, Houston TX, USA
12 – Austin City Limits, Austin TX, USA
14 – Treasure Island, Oakland CA, USA
31– Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

NOVEMBER 2018

02 – Noisey Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
03 – Vasateatern, Stockholm, Sweden
05 – Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
06 – Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia
08 – Palladium, Riga, Latvia
09 – Compensa Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania
10 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
12 – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
13 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
15 – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
16 – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
17 – Kantine, Köln, Germany
19 – Gibson, Frankfurt, Germany
20 –Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
21 –Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
22 –Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium

FEBRUARY 2019

13 –UEA, Norwich, UK
15 – Academy 1, Manchester, UK
16 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
21 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
23 – Aeronef Club, Lille, France
24 – Olympia, Paris, France
26 – Stereolux, Nantes, France

MARCH 2019

01– Palladium Los Angeles CA, USA
07 –Roseland, Portland OR, USA
08 –Showbox, Seattle WA, USA
09 – The Vogue, Vancouver BC, Canada
12 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, USA
16 – Danforth, Toronto ON, Canada
20 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, USA
21 – 930 Club, Washington DC, USA
22 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC, USA
23 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN, USA

‘For Ever’ is released via XL on September 14.