Indie pop progenitors The Naked and Famous are set to triumphantly return in 2020 with the release of their much-anticipated new album Recover this May. Reformed as a duo (founding members Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers), The Naked and Famous’ forthcoming LP reasserts the group as one of modern indie-pop’s most exciting sonic trailblazers, taking them to emotionally inspired depths, while maintaining the fresh effervescence that has led to over 600 million collective streams to date.
While they have sonically mastered the art of dreamy, hook-laden synth-pop, The Naked and Famous have stuck to their guns as far as intimate storytelling. Recover is largely an autobiographical record rooted in a powerful sentiment of survival, and of the very human process of self-preservation — of saving, choosing and celebrating oneself in a world constantly trying to put us down.
Of the new record, Powers says Recover is about the duo “recovering ourselves, and our artistic vessel. The album is a statement of creative healing and a vehicle to plow forwards into our own future. We hope that the messages of healing and resilience have some effect on its listeners.”
The band’s first shows of 2020 will take place in Australia for the annual Wine Machine Festival. More tour dates to be announced soon.
Wine Machine Festival Dates
March 7 – Hobart, TAS, Australia
March 14 – Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
March 21 – Canberra, ACT, Australia
March 28 – Yarra Valley, VIC, Australia
April 4 – Perth, WA, Australia