The Strokes have finally confirmed a new album is on the way

Band's long-awaited return was confirmed by frontman Julian Casablancas

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 02 January 2020 10:26
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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs at All Points East festival
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs at All Points East festival

The Strokes performed a brand new song and confirmed a new album is scheduled for release in 2020, during their New Year’s Eve show in Brooklyn.

The band’s frontman Julian Casablancas was filmed telling the crowd that “we’ve been unfrozen, and we’re back”.

The new song, titled “Ode to the Mets”, was debuted as Casablancas told the New York crowd: “Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon. Surprise. 2020 here we come.”

He added: “We took the 2010s – whatever the f*** they're called – we took them off, but now we've been unfrozen and we're back.

“If you really love someone you'll be frozen with them.”

In an interview on Q104.3's Out of the Box radio show, the DJ asked guitarist Nick Valensi whether it was true that The Strokes were currently in the mixing stage with the new LP, and he replied: “Who told you that?”

After being told the DJ got the information from a “reliable source”, Nick confirmed: “Well, it must be true then.”

The band’s last full-length album was 2013’s Comedown Machine. Their latest EP, Future Present Past, was released in 2016.

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