Sydney dance veterans The Presets have released their first new single in nearly four years, ‘Do What You Want’.
Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes premiered the single on triple j yesterday afternoon, revealing that the track is the first taste of their upcoming fourth album. Their last full-length was 2012’s Pacifica, which spawned the massive singles ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Youth In Trouble’.
They tapped a number of friends for help on ‘Do What You Want’, with Touch Sensitive playing bass and Kirin J Callinan on guitars — they even managed to rope in Cold Chisel’s horn section. It was all in pursuit, as the duo said, of creating an “techno version of an Aussie pub rock song.”
The duo told triple j they’ve been working on the new album for quite a while, but they initially weren’t happy with the songs that were coming out of the studio:
“We’ve been working on it for about four years,” said Moyes. “For the first year-and-a-half we were just making sad, melancholy, moody music, which was the exact opposite of what we were trying to do. So it took us about a year-and-a-half to purge it all, and then we just started to make really great, fun music. I think we just enjoy partying and jumping around, dancing, having a good time. We want to make music that feels like that.”
The album is due to drop sometime next year. Listen to ‘Do What You Want’ below.