Less than a year ago, the Australian musician Alex Cameron released his Jumping The Shark album, and he’s already announced plans to follow it up with a new one called Forced Witness. Cameron co-produced the album with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and they recorded it in Berlin, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The LP includes contributions from Angel Olsen and from the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, as well as from Cameron’s sax-playing regular collaborator Roy Molloy. First single “Candy May” includes backing vocals from Olsen, and it’s a sleazy and self-assured synth-rocker with a bit of Nick Cave coming through in Cameron’s sexed-up baritone. In director Meghan McGarry’s beautifully shot video, Cameron plays a drifter who bums around Vegas, sleeping in his car and dancing in the streets and looking for female companionship. Check it out below.
Forced Witness is out 9/8 on Secretly Canadian.