Leagues are excited to announce the September 9 release of their sophomore album Alone Together via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company. This is the band’s first album for the label and the follow up to 2013’s You Belong Here. The band recently shared the first single – “Dance With Me” – and the track has already garnered well over 200K streams on Spotify.
“Dance With Me” and the 10 additional tracks on Alone Together once again highlight Leagues’ passion for creating their own particular brand of dance pop. And perfecting that brand as well – Leagues first set about making what is now Alone Together not long after You Belong Here was out in the world. They completed the album in late 2014 but with a sinking feeling that it wasn’t the right one. “It’s hard to see when you’re in the middle of that process,” says Cockrell, “but I think we both had this growing feeling that we weren’t saying everything we wanted to say and weren’t pushing each musically to do all we could do. So we had to wipe the slate clean and start over.” Wholly produced by Lutito, and comprising both wholly reworked songs from the first pass as well all new ones, Alone Together captures a creative duo egging each other on the ever-greater heights. The songs themselves are among Cockrell’s best, and made all the more dynamic by programming envelope constantly being pushed by Lutito’s production.
The simultaneous weight and lift of the songs is well exemplified by the album’s title. Notes Cockrell. “No matter how well you know someone, your best friend, your lover, whoever; at the end of the day deep down inside you’re still alone. To me, the beautiful mystery is that a song can reach that place. Whether listening alone or even better at a show, a song can connect us in that deeply individual place. That’s the goal of Leagues.”