Happy Days are almost here again. No doubt it’s been a tough 2020, but we see light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the setbacks, several bands have risen to the occasion and entertained us throughout the year. One of them happens to be one of my favorites, The Strokes.
I first fell in love with their music when I first heard “Last Nite,” I just loved their sound from day one.
Once I heard Juicebox, that song cemented their legacy in my eyes, I knew they would be around a while. It wasn’t going to be just a cup of coffee for this band.
Some of their other hits include “Reptilia,” “Under Cover of Darkness,” “Someday,” “Hard to Explain” and “12:51.” Those are just a few of the tunes their fans scream and yell for at their shows, well … at least until 2020 happened.
Luckily the story of 2020 and Alt Rock gets better and better every day. Today The Strokes released a new music video.
The music video is “The Adults Are Talking” which was directed by Roman Coppola. The track is from the band’s first new album in seven years, The New Abnormal, which is nominated for Best Rock Album at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Making this their first Grammy nod.
Back in October, The Strokes returned to SNL. Just like the Foo’s did recently, the Strokes opened eyes and ears again. They performed “The Adults Are Talking” and “Bad Decisions,” that went over very-very well.
The Strokes hit 2020 hard with their first release off the album, “Bad Decisions.” The song blew up has been consistently aired locally at radio stations like KROQ, 91X, ALT 949 and TNN RADIO | KX FM.
The New Abnormal is doing well among the faithful, and it’s receiving critical acclaim industry-wide, not just here in the states, but across the pond as well.
Given the fact that the album was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California and produced by Rick Rubin, the fact it’s doing well should come as no shock to anyone.
The NEW Album
“The Strokes give us their second masterpiece.”
The TIMES of LONDON
As for the album, another industry juggernaut said ‘it’s the best since their glory days” – Rolling Stone.
As for the band, The Strokes remain entertaining and dynamic as ever. The band features Julian Casablancas (vox), Nick Valensi (guitar), Albert Hammond Jr (guitar), Nikolai Fraiture (bass) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums).
Check this one out, it’s definitely a bright spot in 2020.