"Dumb" is Alpine's first new song since 2015's Yuck record.

The track came about after keybardist Tim Royall returned from a trip to Japan, and wanted to integrate some sounds he'd heard on his trip. Speaking about the lyrics, vocalist Phoebe Baker expands, "It's about how we can encourage our romantic imagination to a point of ignorance. Hopeless optimism on a ship of sinking love. There is a somewhat perverse enjoyment found when flirting with someone when ultimately you know it's going to hurt. There are elements of play to be found within the slow dissolve of a relationship. Satisfaction can still be gained in the midst of an ending."

"Dumb" is out now. Alpine will tour Australia next month. Find out more.