(February 8, 2024) – Legendary, multi-platinum selling rock band Crowded House starts off 2024 strong with the official announcement of their brand new single “Oh Hi,” out today on BMG and available everywhere now. In honor of the new song, the band has released a mesmerizing lyric video. Watch the video now here. 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. Get “Oh Hi here now. 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, which NME called “…their most experimental album in decades,” and of which Popmatters praised “Dreamers Are Waiting sees Crowded House relaxing into their new millennium renaissance… Pop music remains safe in their hands.”  The Sydney Morning Herald praised it calling it “… blissfully nostalgic by nature in a world which, by and large, just doesn’t make records like this anymore.” Fans can stay connected with Crowded House through their official website and social media channels (@crowdedhousehq) for exclusive updates.
About Crowded HouseThe music of Crowded House has resounded through eras and generations since the band launched out of Melbourne, Australia back in 1985. Beyond selling over 15 million records worldwide and earning 13 ARIA Awards, a MTV VMA, and a BRIT Award, they have generated billions of streams, consistently sold out tours on multiple continents, notched four #1 albums in Australia, and captivated audiences for nearly four decades. Originally founded by Neil Finn [vocals, guitar, keys, songwriting], Nick Seymour [bass, keys], and the late Paul Hester [drums, vocals], the group’s self-titled debut, Crowded House, went platinum uplifted by iconic smashes “Something So Strong” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Speaking to the impact of the latter, it has been covered by everyone from Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande in a viral performance to The Head & The Heart, among others. It’s no wonder Consequence of Sound christened it “one of the most memorable tunes of the eighties.” Along the way, the group delivered a legendary performance to an audience of over 150,000 on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 1996, beginning a hiatus. 2005 saw them return in the wake of Paul’s passing. They served up Time on Earth [2007] and Intriguer [2010]. The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted Crowded House in 2016 as the guys returned to Sydney Opera House for three unforgettable nights before going dormant again. 2018 saw Neil join Fleetwood Mac as a full-time member, canvasing the globe on a massive world tour. Two years later, he and Nick led another era of Crowded House joined by Mitchell Froom on keys and Neil’s sons Liam and Elroy Finn. They issued their first full-length offering in eleven years, the unanimously acclaimed Dreamers Are Waiting in 2021. Met with widespread acclaim, Forbes hailed it as “vintage Crowded House,” and The Guardian rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and raved, “It doesn’t just retain the intimacy that made them so cherished, but makes it their signature sound.” Meanwhile, it took home “Best Adult Contemporary Album” at the ARIA Awards. The band ignited a rapturous world tour in support of Dreamers Are Waiting. As always, Crowded House continues to forge ahead with another chapter of their legacy anchored by more touring and new music.