Today (Feb. 1) Blondie announced their 11th studio album entitled Pollinator slated for a May 5th drop via BMG.
The highly anticipated LP produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sleater-Kinney, Swans) will feature contributions from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Sia, Charli XCX, Laurie Anderson, Blood Orange’s Devonté Hynes, Joan Jett, former Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr and Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi.
Original members, singer Debbie Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, drummer Clem Burke join Sitek on lead single “Fun.”
The sleek disco-funk tune, channels the group’s sonic artistry crafted around pulsating electronic ripples. The final result is a legal rush we can all enjoy.
“You’re my fun when I’m down / You pick me up again, you pick me up again / You’re my fun too, much fun / I get the feeling that you’re changing my mind,” Harry sings in the uplifting chorus.
In a statement, Stein said of their new record, “Quoting Emma Goldman, ‘If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution.’ In these trying times we need some fun.” Harry added, “We’re very serious about fun.”
Find the “Fun” (their collaboration with Sitek), the album’s artwork by Shepard Fairey, and the full tracklist below.
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) February 1, 2017
01 Doom or Destiny
02 Long Time
03 Already Naked
05 My Monster
06 Best Day Ever
08 When I Gave Up on You
09 Love Level
10 Too Much