Midnight Oil this week debuted the third track off of its forthcoming 13th studio album Resist, a song called “At the Time of Writing” that is more rocking than its two predecessors. You can stream the full track below. It follows the release of “Rising Seas” and “Tarkine.”
The Warne Livesey-produced Resist is due out Feb. 18, and while it will be released digitally in the U.S. that day, it appears CD and vinyl releases will follow in March and April, respectively.
The Oils recorded Resist alongside 2020’s The Makarrata Project — a collaboration with First Nation musicians — pre-COVID, and prior to the death in 2020 of bassist Bones Hillman, who appears on the new record. (Bassist Adam Ventoura is touring with the Oils.) The album, the band says, “engages with the issues of today and tomorrow,” as evidence already by the climate-change-themed “Rising Seas.”
The band this month embarked on what it’s calling its final tour, consisting of more than 20 headlining and festival dates in Australia and New Zealand in early 2022. The Oils insist this does not mark the end of the band, just the end of touring — and the group says it is considering “a handful of international concerts,” subject to COVID restrictions.
Check out “At the Time of Writing” below.
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