Portugal The Man is back!
The group returned Wednesday with their explosive new single "What, Me Worry?," co-produced by Kanye West and Harry Styles collaborator Jeff Bhasker and hit-maker Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyoncé). It's the first official single off the band's upcoming ninth album, produced by Bhasker, expected this June.
"While recording this album and hanging in L.A., we got into a conversation with Jeff Bhasker and Ryan Tedder about how much we missed laughter," recalls lead singer John Gourley. "The last few years, it’s been so easy to forget the fun in what we do. We talked about childhood memories of laughing at the world and ourselves while flipping through Mad Magazine. We missed those days and remembered that we all make music. So we took that afternoon to make a song about it.”
The band will debut the song live on the Feb. 23 episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which will come just two days before they kick off their North American tour. To celebrate the 34-date trek, they are also announcing their Night Out initiative, which is support fans requiring ADA accessibility on the tour.
In select markets, pairs of winning ticket holders will be treated as VIP guests of the band, with transportation provided to and from the show and concierge escorts throughout the venue, as well as special merchandise and an exclusive meet-and-greet.
Check out the video for "What, Me Worry?" below.