One of the very few high profile acts to not push back the proposed release date of their new album, The Strokes will release their new record The New Abnormal at the end of this week.
Ahead of the full-length release, their first since 2013’s Comedown Machine, the band have shared a brand new track, the synthpop gem, ‘Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus’. You can hear it below.
The two releases from the band’s new album, ‘At The Door’ and ‘Bad Decisions’, have both seen The Strokes take themselves down memory lane and champion some ’80s tones mixed in with AHJ’s notorious lead lines. ‘Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus’ is no different.
With such heavy use of reverbed synth, this track will feel most obviously akin to the decade of electro-pop, even with ‘Bad Decisions’ using a similar pattern to Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’.
The song deals with the deliberation we all face in our normal life. To go out and socialise or not to go out and jack it all in. While at the moment we have that decision made for us, the song’s driving keys and pointed approach allows you not to dwell on the irony for too long.
If you’re looking for some classic Strokes garage rock and roll, then we’re afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. This is 2020 Strokes and they’re a whole new kettle of fish.