Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ Share A New Song ‘Pointlessness’
The new Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ track sounds like a funeral march played on an old organ at the end of summer, it is all Julian’s falsetto and synth swirls, sounding like a second version of his previous ‘Human Sadness’, mixed with Air’s soundtrack for the Virgin Suicides.
It is a slow burn, the music sprawls for 5 minutes, hypnotic and cinematic, before bursting into a symphonic drama, suddenly cathartic and tragic before ending in statics. The title of the song is ‘Pointlessness’, and this is the last track of the Voidz’s upcoming LP, ‘Virtue’, set to be released on March 30th via RCA, a follow-up to their debut record ‘Tyranny’ released 4 years ago.
I liked their last album, despite the not-too-overwhelmed reception by the critics (Pitchfork gave it a 4.9, but who cares?). The music was very dense and noisy, but, years later, it is still the kind of album you listen to as if it was the first time, discovering something new each time, and this is such a rare feeling! It’s good to see that this new song is very much in the vein of the previous material, layered and complex, experimental and surprising with a sort of anti-radio format. Prepare yourself to be moved, at least this is what the song does to me… As for the new album ‘Virtue’, it will feature no less than 15 tracks:
Leave It In My Dreams
Pyramid of Bones
Permanent High School
One of the Ones
All Wordz Are Made Up
Think Before You Drink
My Friend the Walls
We’re Where We Were