New Doves – “Jetstream”

In early December, when we posted news about Doves then-untitled fourth LP, we said the first single would be the — in Jimi Goodwin’s words — “wistful … quite emotional” “Kingdom Of Rust.” We now know the album will also be wistfully, quite emotionally titled Kingdom Of Rust, but the lead track has an entirely different name. The band describes “Jetstream”:

Being fans of the Vangelis film score, ‘Blade Runner’, we always wanted to write an imaginary song for the closing credits on Ridley Scott’s classic… It’s called Jetstream…

The five-and-a-half-minute track is pretty dark, though it’s definitely more emotional and anthemic than your standard replicant fare. If you pass along your (or an enemy’s) email address at Doves’ website (thanks, Rob Z.) you get a free download of the track.

Kingdom Of Rust is out 4/6 via Astralwerks. It’s available for pre-order, where you can see a tiny image of the album art, Doves fanatics.

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