Long-awaited new album due June 23rd
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man makes its triumphant return with new single, “Dummy,” available everywhere now via Atlantic Records.
“Worried about the impending nuclear war? ‘Dummy’ is an ode to The Cure,” shares the band’s John Gourley. “For all those hopeless doomers out there waxing poetic on the end times while dancing to Boys Don’t Cry. All my troubles seem so far away. Thank you for waiting, it feels good to be back!”
“Dummy” is produced by Asa Taccone (“Feel It Still”) and marks the first official single from the band’s long-awaited new album, Chris Black Changed My Life, produced by Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, Harry Styles, SZA, Mark Ronson), due out June 23rd.
Accompanying the single is the official music video for “Dummy” directed by Noel Paul and stars the band’s new, honorary member, Tank Dog. Created by Wes Hubbard (Wooden Cyclops) and John Gourley, Tank Dog is PTM’s newest sidekick.
Chris Black Changed My Life is the band’s first full length album since the release of their now Platinum-certified, 2017 album, Woodstock. The album’s opening song, “Heavy Games II” featuring Jeff Bhasker, teased the forthcoming album with a companion visual featuring and produced by Jeff Bhasker. The album is dedicated to the band’s late friend and honorary band member, Chris Black.
The Portland-based rockers will follow the release of the album with very few headline shows for 2023. Featuring a career spanning set, each show will take place at an iconic venue this summer, including Portland’s Edgefield, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.