After months of teasing new music, Sydney favourite Alison Wonderland has officially announced that her second album, titled Awake, is on the way.
She dropped the news on social media yesterday, at the same time revealing the album’s slightly demonic artwork (see below.) Awake is the long-awaited followup to her 2015 debut Run, and is set to feature the supersized track ‘Happy Place‘ that she dropped out of nowhere last November.
I have a new album on the way & it’s called AWAKE. This is the cover. Hope I do u proud. pic.twitter.com/aqPdLqze3U
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) February 14, 2018
In an interview with triple j’s Ben and Liam yesterday, Wonderland opened up about the dark themes that informed the new record — and in particular her new single ‘Church’, which drops tomorrow.
“It’s about a pocket of my life where I got out of something that was holding me down for a long time,” she said. “I was around people that weren’t good for me; toxic people who were not treating me well, borderline emotionally abusive and it brought me down to feeling quite weak. [‘Church’] was the song that triggered me to get out of it.”
“I’m not a religious person so it was a weird thing to write about but it was the first thing that came to my mind,” she added. “I felt like shouting at that person ‘I wish you would treat me like church! Praise me, make me feel like I’m worth something’.”
Awake has yet to get a release date. Reacquaint yourself with ‘Happy Place’ below.