Warpaint has released “Lilys,” an original song that follows their 2016 album and last year’s single “The Brakes.” Produced by Sam Petts-Davies, the lush, ethereal track appears in recent HBO series Made for Love.
Singer/guitarist Theresa Wayman told NME that “Lilys” is actually a first glimpse of the band’s next album.
“The HBO show wanted to use it and so that made us finish it faster,” Wayman told NME. “And then the label heard it and were like, ‘Actually, we want to put this out not just have it be on the show’. It wasn’t like we started writing our album and were like, ‘OK this song is going to be the one we come out with’, but I’m happy that it’s the one leading the way. The song is asserting itself.”
Wayman also confirmed that Warpaint are aiming to release an album next spring. The band’s last album, Heads Up, dropped in 2016. In 2018, Wayman released her debut solo project, LoveLaws, under the name TT. The album featured appearances from her Warpaint’s bandmates. Drummer Stella Mozgawa collaborated with Josh Homme for his Desert Sessions series last year.
Earlier this year, Warpaint covered Gang of Four’s “Paralysed,” off the tribute compilation The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, in honor of the late guitarist.
“‘The change will do me good,’” bassist Jenny Lee said, quoting Gang of Four’s “Damaged Goods.” “Best piece of advice that pretty much changed my life. Not to mention Dave Allen’s bass playing also changed me forever. Made me wanna play bass. It was cool to get inside of ‘Paralysed,’ and for Gang of Four to give us freedom to freak out in our way… it was a beautiful opportunity and we’re so excited. It’s an honor actually to be a part of Andy’s tribute.”