Jungle have returned with their first releases since 2014, with two new tracks, ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House in L.A.’.
The seven-piece 70s funk and soul inspired collective enjoyed a long touring stint after the release of their self-titled album, but are finally back with new music.
Driven by upbeat synthy layers, angelic vocals and sharp percussion, ‘Happy Man’, is an unexpected pop banger exploring the realism of dreams. ‘House in L.A.’ is a much slower effort, more psych-infused than synthy, with their self-directed music video showing the band at a sun-soaked Los Angeles in the hills.
With features on 69 influential playlists this week, including Indispensables and New Indie Mix, Jungle have picked up 967,000 new playlist followers this week, taking their total to over 4.4 million (Instrumental).
Both tracks are set to feature on Jungle's forthcoming sophomore album. Although a release date and title have yet to be announced, in a press release, the band describe the record sounding like ”a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs”.