Semisonic Return for First New Material in 19 Years with 'You're Not Alone'

Hear the title track from their upcoming EP
Semisonic Return for First New Material in 19 Years with 'You're Not Alone'
Alt-rock '90s hitmakers Semisonic have returned with plans for their first new material in nearly two decades — and today, they're offering up the title track from their forthcoming EP. Titled You're Not Alone, the record is scheduled to arrive on September 18 via Pleasuresonic Recordings.

"It was so fun and so inspiring to be back together and just make that sound that just comes out when we're playing," frontman Dan Wilson told Rolling Stone about the band's return from obscurity.

He continued: "When I wrote ['You're Not Alone'], a lot of people around me were feeling despair about our country and the state of the nation. A lot of people I knew were feeling like things were going to hell in a big hurry. And that was an inspiration for the song."

Semisonic's latest album, All About Chemistry, was released 19 years ago way, way back in 2001. Since their hiatus, the band haven't spent much time recording original material — but did kick off a series reunion shows back in 2017.

They are arguably best known for their 1998 hit "Closing Time."

Listen to "You're Not Alone" below, where you can also find the forthcoming EP's tracklisting.

You're Not Alone:

1. You're Not Alone
2. All It Would Take
3. Basement Tapes
4. Don't Make Up Your Mind
5. Lightning