The band’s co-vocalist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir has taken center stage on the song not only as the lead vocalist, but also wrote the track as well. The song was co-produced by OMAM and Rich Costey (MUSE, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches). This is the first release from the band since their sophomore album "Beneath The Skin" in 2015.”
On the empowering anthem and what is coming next for the band they noted, "We are so excited about Alligator, the first release from our upcoming album. The song very much speaks to the excitement and energy that we feel about being back. We can’t wait to share more music and see everyone again.”
Earlier this week the band teased fans with footage of the band in the studio leading up to the release of “Alligator.” See the teaser footage on the band’s Instagram here.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN went from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011 debut My Head Is An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also produced an international smash in the form of “Little Talks”. The breakthrough single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history as “the first song by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify”,and landed the band a performance on Saturday Night Live. The group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such as The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Beat Bugs, to name a few. In addition to performing at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Firefly, and beyond, they supported Florence + the Machine on a high-profile arena tour. In the midst of this rapid rise, 2015’s Beneath The Skin bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Top 200 and the band starred in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the same year.