Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Listen to M83's new single: "Do It, Try It"

Following the announcement that M83 would be releasing their seventh album Junk in early April, the French outfit has also now premiered the first single, "Do It, Try It."

Ditching the atmospheric electro-rock ballads for a cartoonish, disco-infused - albeit no less epic - dance floor anthem, "Do It, Try It" sounds very little like the M83 we're used to, and more like the funky singles of Daft Punk and Justice eras past. Everything we know about Junk, from the goofy album art to frontman Anthony Gonzalez's current fascination with art and the abyss ("anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway"), points to this release being their biggest departure yet. 

On the significance of Junk, Gonzalez said, "All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further."

The radical change is a little peculiar, but I, for one, am still so excited. M83 is hands-down one of my favourite groups and like all great art, a little change-up is bound to keep things interesting - so, I'm choosing to stay optimistic on this one. Listen to "Do It, Try It" below and pick up Junk (the album, or literal) on April 8, via Mute. Also, be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour - their live show will knock your socks off.

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