The Chemical Brothers have released a new single “No Reason” — you can listen to it below.
The energetic and upbeat track marks the first material by the electronic duo, which includes Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, since the release of their two songs “The Darkness That You Fear” in 2021.
“No Reason” is unmistakable and irresistible, it is built from a cascading melody, a heavy acid riff and a snare drum that rattles like a military tattoo,” the press release says.
The single, the culmination of the band’s recent live performances and DJ sets, was processed in Dolby ATMOS format by Beatles producer Giles Martin at the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London.
The track is accompanied by a surreal animated visualizer familiar to anyone who has seen one of The Chemical Brothers 2022 festival shows. It was directed by longtime collaborators Smith and Lyall, and staged and staged by Gecko Theater.
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In addition, “No Reason” will also be available on 12-inch red vinyl in a limited edition with a previously unreleased B-side titled “All Of A Sudden”. The release is scheduled for April 28 — you can pre-order here.
The Chemical Brothers are currently working on a follow-up to their 2019 album “No Geography”. In a four-star review of this record, NME described the project as “another leap forward” for the band.
“It covers new paths of discovery and hints at a wider world, while at the same time creating a sense of victory circle and retrospective,” he added.
This year the duo will perform at the Coachella, Isle Of Wight Festival and Wilderness Festival festivals, as well as at a number of concerts in Europe and the USA. You can see their full live itinerary for 2023 here.
Last summer, The Chemical Brothers were forced to cancel their DJ set at the last minute at Glastonbury due to Rowlands contracting COVID. It is not yet known whether the couple will return to Worthy Farm this year.