A day ahead of its release, Ladytron share “The Island,” the second single from their upcoming album, which finds the synth-pop quartet in fighting form.
The euphoric song opens with a meditation on desolation —“Farewell, farewell dreams we once knew” — chilly Italo synthesizers and emphatic drums that swirl into a driving, haunting rallying cry. The Island is lyrically expansive, both autobiographical and social, and narrates the disquiet we all feel. “These past two years, during which we’ve been making this record, have been an accelerating turmoil, traumatic for everyone,” Helen Marnie explains. “I think only by confronting and embracing this reality do we stand a chance of getting beyond it”.
The additional track “Tropic of Capricorn” will also be released exclusively with “The Island” via digital and on the seven inch vinyl available for pre-order from Pledge Music.