The Strokes enter new era
The release of the The Strokes' new single, which they made available yesterday (February 9) as a free digital download, was so popular that it crashed their official website.
'Under Cover of Darkness' is the first single from the band for a considerable period of time and guitarist Albert Hammond explained their new sound to Radio 1's Zane Lowe in response to being asked if The Strokes has entered a new era:
"I would be completely shocked if it wasn't."
"I see us completely making music together. I see us doing a world tour in balance with a new record.
"We're going to tour."
Hammond also addressed the band's five year musical hiatus and said that the break made them appreciate what they have even more now:
"All of that, if anything, gave you perspective on what I find so beautiful about The Strokes.
"It really is something bigger than one person - a combination of things which couldn't happen without us.
"I would say even more so. I was playing the new album to a friend this morning and they said, 'It makes me want to dance'."
Listen to the full track below:
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