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Hellions Announce New Album 'Rue' And Share New Single Smile

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

Hellions will return this autumn with their fourth album, 'Rue'.

The follow up to 2016's 'Opera Oblivia' is set to land via UNFD on October 16 and was recorded at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand with the Australian quartet's longtime producer Shane Edwards - a man Hellions have worked with for a decade and describe as their fifth member. 

The latest single to be shared from the collection, Smile, was written late in the process and follows previously released cuts from the record, X (Mwah) and Furrow. The new song provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the depth of our interactions in the digital age, while the album is divided into two halves, the pessimistic and humanitarian sides of life. Explaining the concept of Smile, vocalist Matt Gravolin said:

"The world as we know it wants to be entertained interminably, and now our entertainment often comes at the expense of our compassion. We’ve all found ourselves speaking in blue, snide language about trivial matters that aren’t of any real consequence to us, asserting invalid opinions for the sake of having our voices heard.

"Cheap stimulation is addictive and judgemental thinking can take over involuntarily when so much of our mental space is surrendered to it. We seem to be stuck here despite knowing that this thinking and behaviour isn’t conducive to any lasting happiness.”

Take a look at the album's cover art, tracklist and stream the new single below.


1. (Blueberry)
2. Odyssey
3. X (Mwah)
4. Smile
5. Furrow
6. (Cocoon)
7. Rue
8. (Theatre Of) (feat. Luna)
9. The Lotus
10. Get Up!
11. Harsh Light
12. 26

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