The long-awaited follow up to Empire of the Sun‘s 2008 Walking on a Dream is now available to be streamed in full. Explaining the long duration of time between their debut album and Ice on the Dune, the duo told Rolling Stone,
With the first record, we didn’t have time to think. It was quite immediate. But this time, we set the bar pretty high: We wanted every chorus to have a zing. The songs would go through many sets of clothes. We kind of became a bit like Steely Dan: Ship out a chorus, bring in a new chorus, we’d all love the chorus, then swap out the verse. We’d approach it like George Martin, talking to Lennon/McCartney. It was a new process for us, being that strict on how much the song could cut through.
Empire of the Sun’s sophomore album Ice on the Dune is officially available on June 14. Pre-order it on iTunes now.
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