“Head Underwater”, the new single from the duo of Queens The Forms, is the second single released by the group in over a decade. With “Southern Ocean”, released earlier this year, the duo precede the release of the long-awaited third album by The Forms, due for release in 2022, and recorded by legendary Steve Albini.
The single, described by frontman Alex as “the most purely joyous song The Forms have ever made”, is an electronic dance-pop tune as envisioned by a couple of Reformed math-rockers.
The accompanying video directed by Bo Mirhosseni, whose previous work includes Disclosure’s âWhen a Fire Begins to Burnâ and Kaytranda / Anderson Paak’s âGlowed Upâ, documents a day in the life of a shaman in a near world. -post-apocalyptic. “Head Underwater” serves to accelerate anticipation for the long awaited full release of The Forms.
These new versions of The Forms follow their debut hailed by Pitchfork Icarus and their critically acclaimed self-titled second album. The last taste of the band’s new music before ‘Southern Ocean’ and ‘Head Underwater’ was the Derealization EP, which featured The National’s Matt Berninger on vocals, as well as Shudder To Think’s Craig Wedren.
During these outings, The Forms has been invited to share the stage with an incredible collection of artists including St. Vincent, Nick Cave, The National, Dizzee Rascal, The Hold Steady, Kurt Vile, Jose Gonzales, Deerhunter and Bat For Lashes. .