WALK THE MOON drop two new songs, announce release date for new album ‘HEIGHTS’

Grant Spanier

WALK THE MOON is bringing New Wave back with their new song “Fire in Your House,” one of two fresh tracks that the band released Friday.

The song and its video feature the late, legendary South African musician Johnny Clegg and his son, Jesse Clegg, both of whom co-wrote the track.  The recording of “Fire in Your House” was Clegg’s last before he died in June of 2019.

Calling the song a “once-in-a-lifetime collaboration,” WALK THE MOON frontman Nicolas Petricca says, “Through his unprecedented music, which celebrated and intertwined African and Western styles and languages, and his defiance of the race laws of Apartheid, Johnny Clegg became an international symbol of uniting people in diversity.”

Petricca adds, “It’s an honor to have created music together with the Cleggs, and I’m excited for WALK THE MOON listeners to hear the New Wave and African flavors on ‘Fire in Your House.'”  Petricca also praises the “tribal and hypnotic textures” on the band’s other new song, “DNA (The Keys).”

But that’s not all: WALK THE MOON has also announced that its new album HEIGHTS will be out November 12. Their Dream Plane tour kicks off September 20 in Tampa, Florida.

“Fire in Your House” and “DNA (The Keys)” follow WALK THE MOON’s previous drop of three songs from HEIGHTS: “Can You Handle My Love??,” “Giants” and “I’m Good.”

 

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