DMA’S are preparing to release an extremely genre-defying album, judging by their new single “Something We Are Overcoming”.
The track wears its electronic music inspirations on its sleeve, sparkling under synth notes and trance euphoria. It couldn’t sound further from previous singles like the rousing and rugged rock of “Olympia”. Perhaps the “something” DMA’S are overcoming is restrictive genre boundaries, and it’s paying off; who wouldn’t be here for a song that sounds like Liam Gallagher collaborating with The Avalanches?
“”Something We Are Overcoming” started as a moving ballad about perseverance but quickly morphed into a trance-y anthem of a side quest that is slightly but steadily DMA’S. We hope you like,” the band says.
The track is accompanied by a music video directed by Joel Burrows (Cosmo’s Midnight) and Mclean Stephenson (Alex Cameron), filmed at the band’s Chippendale studio in Sydney (watch below).
“Something We Are Overcoming” is the fifth single lifted from How Many Dreams?, the band’s forthcoming fourth studio album. The track follows “Fading Like a Picture”, “Olympia”, “I Don’t Need to Hide”, and “Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s the Weekend”, the latter of which was nominated for Radio X’s Record of the Year last year.
It’s the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2020 album The Glow, which reached number two on the ARIA Albums Chart. According to the band’s Johnny Took, their new album actually felt like a “first outing” for the trio so deep into their career.
“Our palette for this album was a lot broader because we’ve learned so much since our debut and we’ve listened to so much more music between then and now, which has shaped us,” he says. “The excitement was the same.”
Following the release of their new album in March, DMA’s will embark on a huge U.K. tour, including a stop at London’s OVO Wembley Arena on April 21st (see full dates here).
DMA’S “Something We Are Overcoming” is out now. How Many Dreams? is out March 31st via I OH YOU (pre-save/pre-order here).