The Strokes came out of left field yesterday with a brand new track from their yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, a quick-paced cut titled "One Way Trigger". Right off the bat, you'll be surprised by the unexpected falsetto, which does in fact belong to Julian Casablancas. Broadening his vocal chops, the singer lets his voice loose alongside the usual accompaniment of instrumentation, as well as a synth line reminiscent of A-ha's "Take On Me" (the song is ridiculously catchy, so that's not bashing The Strokes in any way).
While we were expecting to hear the lead single "All the Time" first (it should surface soon), "One Way Trigger" proves to be a great first listen from the band's upcoming LP. Stream and download the track below.