Listen to Two Songs from Mew’s Upcoming Album

The band’s upcoming album — their “most versatile yet” — will be released on April 27.

When I listed the albums I was most looking forward to in 2015, I didn’t know that Denmark’s Mew were also prepping a new album this year. Titled +/-, the album will their first in six years, after 2009’s No More Stories…. In a recent interview, Mew frontman Jonas Bjerre describes the album as their ​“most versatile yet.” He continues: ​“The songs are each very different from each other, but somehow it works.”

You can listen to this versatility in the two +/- tracks Mew have released so far. The first, ​“Satellites,” is classic Mew: all pretty and floaty one moment, thanks to Bjerre’s whimsical voice and lyrics, and the next, soaring, bombastic, and rocking arenas from here to Copenhagen.

The second track, titled ​“Water Slides,” is a bit subtler than ​“Satellites,” more of a slow-burn that utilizes layers of Bjerre’s vocals to great effect.

+/- will be released on April 27 by Play It Again Sam.