Slowdive Star Roving is a new song by Slowdive in over 22 years. It follows some sort of revival for shoegaze with bands such as My Bloody Valentine (2015), Ride and Jesus and Mary Chain (2016) releasing albums or songs or announcing tours.
Slowdive Star Roving picks up where they left off in 1995 with their latest Pygmalion but I still consider Souvlaki as one of the best shoegaze albums ever (and my favourite one).
To my ears, their sound is now closer to The Pain of Being Pure at Heart or the M83 of Saturdays = Youth.
They sound more pop, if you like, without any negative connotation. Their lyrics still remain faithful to a certain degree of mystery. They can make you think about your first love or your current one as well as something completely different.
For what it's worth, Slowdive Star Roving topped Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, which is definitely a sign there is still a solid fan base waiting for the "bunch of new tracks" they have been working on.