(TRR) Electro-rock duo Death From Above 1979 have unleashed a brand new song “Freeze Me” via Warner Bros./Last Gang Records. The visualizer video for the single can be streamed above. The infections new single is also the band’s first release under their new moniker (or old, depending on how you look at it) Death From Above. The band was forced to tack on “1979” to the end of their name after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy’s label Death From Above Records.
“I feel like you should be trying different things, whether subconsciously or consciously,”bassist and keyboardist Jesse Keeler says of the new song. “You’ve got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea and see how big you can make it creatively. We both wanted to see how far we could take it as Death From Above. Once we started working on music, it seemed like this was going to be a record where the very idea of what our band is evolved.”
“It’s meant to be felt and stimulate you on an emotional level,” explains DFA vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger. “We tried to make something that excites and surprises us. My journey is that of enlightenment all the time and seeking some form of truth. There’s enough fiction in the world. We’re not going to tell you what to believe. That’s up to you.”
The track is the first taste of the band’s upcoming new LP. It is the follow-up the band’s 2014 album The Physical World. Produced by Dave Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Nine Inch Nails), The disc hit #28 on the Billboard Top 200 and #3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, garnering the Juno Award for Rock Album of The Year.