With news of a new Strokes album this year, the New York-based rock band finally unveiled the set's first single, “One Way Trigger,” on Friday. The fast-paced track features front man Julian Casablancas approaching new vocal territory over an electronic sound.
“it's been a while...sorry the long wait! for something new, go to thestrokes.com now. more to come...,” the band wrote about the song's premiere on Twitter.
“One Way Trigger” opens to a clunking start before picking up with frantically quick synthesizers. The Strokes seem to have been inspired by '80s band A-Ha with the rock song's electronic stylings while still maintaining the experimental edge of 2011's “Angles” album. Front man Casablancas' usually low, rough voice is in falsetto mode as he pleads, “Show me what to say / Show me what to be.” The Strokes put their signature sound on the new record with a dive bomb guitar solo dropped onto the production.
The Strokes' first single from their forthcoming album was originally reported to be “All the Time,” but the gang switched it up with “One Way Trigger” instead. Their fifth studio album is due for release later this year.
Listen to "One Way Trigger" on SoundCloud.com here
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