Following on from last month’s banging teaser track Sometimes I Feel So Deserted, The Chemical Brothers have dropped the official lead single Go from their first album in four years, Born In The Echoes.
The track features A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip on the verses, the rapper who last teamed up with the UK duo on 2005’s Galvinize. Go comes accompanied by a sleek video clip featuring a “human locomotive”, which was directed by long time collaborator Michel Gondry (who directed Daft Punk’s Around the World video). Gondry also worked with the band to create their Star Guitar and Let Forever Be videos. Watch it below.
Born In The Echoes is due out on Friday, July 17 and features collaborations with Beck, St Vincent, and Welsh singer Cate Le Bon. According to the press release, the album “is the sound of a reinvigorated Chemical Brothers creating some of the most mind-expanding music of their career to date… From juddering robotic funk to unhinged futurist Freakbeat; icy spectral psych to rhapsodic analog synthetics, from euphoric spiritual acid to harmonic ambient distortion.”
The duo will launch their new “hallucinogenic” live show this Northern Hemisphere summer with a string of festival dates, but one of the brothers won’t be part of the touring party. Ed Simons has retired from playing live to focus on his academic work leaving the live shows to bandmate Tom Rowlands will be continuing to tour and their long-term visual collaborator Adam Smith.