The band has also released a new single from album, “Sugar for the Pill.” It’s a bit more hushed and relaxed than the first single (“Star Roving”) but is even lovelier. Neil Halstead’s vocals retain the warmth and rustic-ness of his solo acoustic albums while the band layers shimmering guitars and space-y synths around him, leading up to a gorgeous cascade of sounds around the 3:05 moment.
Watch the official “Sugar for the Pill” video below. The more I listen to it, the more it grows on me. Between “Sugar for the Pill” and “Star Roving,” I have a good feeling Slowdive is going to fulfill a lot of long-building fan expectations come early May.