CRX released the first single from their just-announced sophomore album on Friday (June 21), the dreamy, new wave track, “We’re All Alone.”
“We wanted to do something hypnotic as f—,” guitarist Darian Zahedi said in a statement. The band, formed in 2013 by The Strokes‘ guitarist Nick Valensi, definitely achieved that goal, as the 5-minute scorcher is very mesermizing.
It almost sounds like a paranoid fever dream, with a warbly track under Valensi’s spacey vocals: “Before all our time gets wasted, make up your mind/ Put down the phone and face it, we’re all alone.” The vintage mix of 80s guitar and synths, along with Valensi’s robotic singing, make fora wildly infectious and dark ride.
Peek is set to be released on August 23.
Listen to “We’re All Alone” below.