New Thing #35: One Way Trigger

StrokesI hope you have 4 minutes and 2 seconds. Because you need to go over to the website for the Strokes and listen to their new single, "One Way Trigger".

Go ahead, I'll wait.

Then when you come back click below to continue reading and we'll discuss further.

This is another 'Music Monday' suggestion from my brother: "I think you'd really like the Strokes' new song," he wrote.

His description nails it:

"It's A-Ha meets Keane."

He's right. That hook (I think it's called a hook - the catchy part? I think I saw my brother tweet something about the "hook") reminds you of "Take On Me", A-Ha's 1980's hit (1985?). And the rising lyrics definitely have a 'Hopes & Fears' Keane sound...maybe from "Everybody's Changing".

I know little about the Strokes. I know they're from England, and they date back to the late 1990's. But I don't know if I've ever heard any of their other songs.

The album that includes "One Way Trigger" will be the band's fifth and it's due out this year. I don't know if it'll feature anything as catchy as this song.

But I know this: my brother was right. I really like the Strokes' new song.