Alison Wonderland has released her anthemic new single, “Down The Line” today via Astralwerks. The track glimmers with hope in the face of loneliness, opening with Alison alone on vocals, accompanied by a warm acoustic guitar before building to a close alongside multitude of voices, underscoring the comfort found through community. Listen to the song now below.
“We need the dark times in order to get to the light,” explains Alison Wonderland. “We need that experience to know that it’s going to be okay one day. The track is me acknowledging that I was alone during a difficult time but knew that I was going to get through it and be okay, down the line. We’re all going through a dark time right now, and sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s going to be okay. No matter what happens, we will be okay.”
The official video for the track follows the misadventures of a trio of motivational speakers – acolytes of a fictional “Down The Line” movement, helmed by Alison – as they try to inspire a lackluster crowd. The clip was directed by Alison’s frequent collaborator, Prad Sen (The Avalanches), and produced by Fiona Dunn.
Alison will be performing this weekend at Boo! Seattle (October 28) and Scream In Edmonton (October 29). In November, she’ll play a headline show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and perform at several festivals, including EDC Orlando. See below for itinerary. Tickets are available HERE.
Alison delves deeper into the themes of Loner in the graphic novel of the same name, which will be published by Z2 Comics in January 2023. The visual story, which draws on horror, sci fi and fantasy, will have a playable RPG module. Pre-order HERE.
Alison Wonderland – Loner Tour
10/28 Seattle, WA Boo! Seattle
10/29 Edmonton, AB Scream
11/5 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
11/11 Orlando, FL EDC – Orlando
11/12-13 Houston, TX We Are One Music & Arts Festival
11/12 Tucson, AZ Dusk Music Festival
12/31 Gisborne, NZ Rhythm & Vines