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Oh Wonder Unveil Second Single, ‘High On Humans’, From Their Upcoming Album

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Massive Global Tour Announced Including Six Canadian Dates

 09 JUNE 2017 (Toronto, ON) Oh Wonder are very pleased to announce details of their second single, ‘High On Humans’. The track is lifted from the duo’s forthcoming second album, Ultralife, out July 14 through Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the county’s leading music company. High On Humans’ is streaming now. Listen here.

Oh Wonder follow their first single ‘Ultralife’, with ‘High On Humans’ a track that finds new pertinence in the world today, describing the extraordinary power of interaction with everyday people.

Josephine explains: ‘High On Humans’ was inspired by a tube journey. On the way back from Heathrow Airport, I eavesdropped on a conversation between two girls who worked in a sunglasses shop at the terminal. They were happily going back and forth discussing their favourite foods. When one girl declared that she didn’t like avocados, I rudely interrupted and said ‘what do you mean you don’t like avocados?!’. We then proceeded to have a twenty minute conversation about hot sauces and condiments, and the three of us exited the carriage high on adrenaline having connected with strangers.

“I then went on to talk to a man who had knocked all his teeth out and was covered in blood. It created a carriage-wide conversation about injuries and operations. Everyone’s mood seemed lifted by this random interaction with the unknown. On the way back home from the station, I sang ‘I’m getting high on humans’ into voice notes on my phone, and sat down with Anthony to fully write it the next day.”

“This song celebrates the potential to ‘get high’ and feel liberated by talking to strangers. It’s something we all fear, and something we should all do more of!”

The British duo, who marked their return to London last month with an intimate one-off show at Omeara, will head out on fifty-five date world tour, starting from the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on September 6, see a list of the Canadian dates below. The band will perform to in excess of 100,000 fans over the duration of the tour. Tickets for all live dates are on sale now through the band’s website.

Ultralife is both Oh Wonder’s extraordinary second album and their debut proper. Its eponymously-titled predecessor, released in late 2015, was a collection of songs they had posted online at the rate of one a month, which millions of listeners fell in love with, turning London-based Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West into reluctant pop stars.

Listen to all the songs revealed from Ultralife so far:
Ultralife’ | ‘Lifetimes’ | ‘My Friends’ | ‘Heavy’

Pre-order Ultralife HERE.

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2017 World Tour (Canadian Dates):
6th September – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver
8th September – Winspear Centre, Edmonton
9th September – MacEwan Hall, Calgary
11th September – The Garrick, Winnipeg
18th September – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
21st September – Metropolis, Montreal