It’s been a minute since we heard anything from The Strokes. Though the band had continued to play live, musically it’s been four years since we got anything new. Four years have passed since the band dropped the Future Present Past EP, but that all changes today. With a new album The New Abnormal set for release in April, the band has just dropped a new single “At The Door” that falls in line with the progression the band has been headed towards.
You may think that with synths opening the song, it may be disarming. But it sounds like The Strokes, especially when Julian’s vocals come in. There’s more of a tender melody here than you may expect, but that also shows a depth to the band’s sound. While the song doesn’t start to uptick until about halfway through, it steers away from the guitar heavy tone they set on early releases. There’s a very futuristic sound here, something that places the band closer to the now than the past. The animated video has the makings of something from a film you’ve never seen while working perfectly with the band’s sound.
The video can be streamed above or on YouTube. “At The Door” is ready to stream at all streaming sites. The New Abnormal can be preordered on multiple formats and bundles directly from Cult/RCA ahead of its April 10 release. The Strokes are on tour beginning February 14 in Berlin, Germany at Columbiahalle until August 14 in Helsinki, Finland at Suvilahti. Their complete tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Jason McDonald.