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Oh Wonder Shares New Single ‘Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear,’ Adds Tour Dates

The track comes from the duo’s upcoming fourth album.

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Oh Wonder - Photo: Josh Shinner.
Photo: Josh Shinner.

London-based pop duo Oh Wonder has shared a brand new track titled “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear.”

The plaintive track, laden with melancholy saxophone and electronic clicks, diarises the screaming matches of a couple weathering the tensions that come with being kept in a confined space together for a long time.

The accompanying black-and-white music video presents the song’s emotions from a visual, metaphorical perspective, with Anthony West in a room on fire, and Josephine Vander Gucht in one slowly filling with water. The visuals for “Don’t Let The Neighbourhood Hear” and those for “22 Break,” are previews of a short film that will be released to accompany the record.

Oh Wonder - Don't Let The Neighbourhood Hear (Official Video)

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The track is the second track to be taken from the duo’s upcoming fourth album, 22 Break, which is set for release on October 8 via Republic Records. “It’s awkward, it’s vulnerable, but it also saved us,” Josephine says of the project, which is their first new music since 2020’s No One Else Can Wear Your Crown.

It charts the struggles she and Anthony endured in their relationship during the pandemic and the accompanying emotions – loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, fears for the future – as they stared the possibility of breaking up in the face. “We were just writing songs,” continues Josephine. “We had no idea we were writing a break-up album.”

Accompanying the announcement of 22 Break was news of a 52-date world tour for 2022, beginning in Moscow on March 3. The pair played an intimate one-off live show at London’s Albany Theatre on September 30, which will be streamed globally on YouTube on October 14.

22 Break is available for pre-order. View tour dates below.

Oh Wonder 2022 Tour

April
7 Southampton O2 Guildhall
8 Cardiff Great Hall
9 Liverpool O2 Academy
11 Nottingham Rock City
12 Glasgow SWG3 Galvanisers
14 Dublin Olympia Theatre
15 Leeds O2 Academy
17 Newcastle Northumbria University
18 Birmingham O2 Institute
20 Manchester O2 Ritz
21 London Brixton Academy
22 Norwich UEA

May
8 Toronto, ON, Canada, History
10 Montreal, QC, Canada, MTELUS
11 Boston, MA, US, House of Blues Boston
13 Washington, DC, US, 9:30 Club
14 Philadelphia, PA, US, Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
15 Brooklyn, NY, US Brooklyn Steel
17 Chicago, IL, US, The Vic Theatre
18 Minneapolis, MN, US, First Avenue
20 Denver, CO, US, Ogden Theatre
21 Salt Lake City, UT, US, The Depot
23 Seattle, WA, US, Showbox SoDo
28 Oakland, CA, US, Fox Theater – Oakland
29 Anaheim, CA, US – Ηouse of Вlues – Old Location
31 Los Angeles (LA), CA, US, The Wiltern

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