Crowded House unveils ‘Oh Hi’

The uplifting new single is available now

Legendary, multi-platinum-selling rock band Crowded House starts 2024 strong with the official announcement of their new single “Oh Hi,” available now via BMG. In honor of the new song, the band has released a mesmerizing lyric video. Crowded House has left an indelible mark on the music industry and the new single – their first taste of new music in over two years – promises to uphold the band’s legacy while offering a glimpse into their continued creative brilliance.

For more than four decades, Crowded House leader Neil Finn has been on an evolving, winding journey. Crowded House’s mid-eighties hits like “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong,” combined with albums like Woodface and Together Alone, set the standard for the period’s erudite jangle-pop while always pushing the band’s art forward.

“Oh Hi” has a deep connection to Finn’s support for So They Can, an international nonprofit focused on building schools in remote parts of Kenya and Tanzania. “I’m hoping the song comes across without needing to know the backstory,” Finn says, “but it’s very much inspired by these incredible kids and their magnificence.”

The new music arrives two years after the band’s last studio album Dreamers Are Waiting.


Buddy Iahn
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