With news of their fourth album ‘4Lovers’ fresh in our minds, Death From Above 1979 have released a new single, One + One, out now via Universal Music Canada / Spinefarm. It’ll be the band, aka Sebastian Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler’s first new music since 2017’s ‘Outrage! Is Now’.
Of the track, Sebastian Grainger says “‘One + One’ is a love song. It’s the karmic sequel to Romantic Rights. My wife, Eva, became pregnant not long after we started working on the song and after hearing an early version she said, ‘I wish this song was dancier’. So I went back into the studio and re-worked the drums. As the record was taking shape, every time I would come home from the studio the baby would start dancing in Eva’s belly. Even before I walked in the room the party would start. One plus one is three, that’s magic!”
As if they’ve never been away, DFA mix up the punk with the funk, with these huge buzzsaw guitar lines, sprayed over these driving drums, as the pair lay down these vocals and harmonies as it blasts into life with these incomprehensibly catchy melodies, tipping its hat at the Strokes as it muscles by.
Check out the accompanying video, inspired by the photography of David Hockney, shot in Ontario and directed by Eva Michon, who also did the bands documentary Life After Death from Above 1979