Broken Bells Announce First New Album in Eight Years 'Into the Blue,' Share Lead Single

Hear "We're Not in Orbit Yet..." now

Photo: Shervin Lainez & Nikki Fenix

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 29, 2022

Broken Bells are back! The duo of the Shins' James Mercer and Brian Burton (a.k.a Danger Mouse) have shared new single "We're Not in Orbit Yet..." ahead of their forthcoming third album.

Into the Blue is still awaiting an exact release date (as well as a tracklist and cover art), but apparently it's coming soon via AWAL. It's the long-awaited follow-up to the pair's 2014 sophomore effort After the Disco.

They previously teased comebacks in both 2018 and 2019, with respective one-off singles "Shelter" and "Good Luck." But we can rest at least semi-assured that the album's really on its way this time — it has a title now, right?

The mid-tempo new single's dense layers have a foreboding undertone as Broken Bells return to their signature astral-projecting, apocalyptic opulence.

Watch the Johnny Chew-directed video for "We're Not in Orbit Yet..." below.

Back in 2010, Broken Bells took the Exclaim! Questionnaire to celebrate the release of their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album

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