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Hear Girlpool's Dreamy "Picturesong," Featuring Dev Hynes of Blood Orange

Girlpool and Dev Hynes of Blood Orange have teamed up on a new tune, “Picturesong.”

Hynes contributed backing vocals, keyboards, guitars and mixing on the song, which is Girlpool’s first new material since the May 2017 release of their sophomore album, “Powerplant”. Hynes’ most recent album as Blood Orange was 2016’s Freetown Sound.

Girlpool say of their new single: “Picturesong” is a word invented to explore what we create in each other when we want to feel deep love because of loneliness or otherwise, and brings into question the reality and delusion of the things we feel. Hynes added, “I’m such a fan of Girlpool, and loved working with them. Their harmonies are some of my favourites that are out there.”

Girlpool head out on tour next week, with February shows on both coasts. Along the way, they’ll share stages with The Hotelier, Land of Talk (solo), Forth Wanderers, Palberta and Special Explosion. Listen to “Picturesong”

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With a wink at “Heart of Glass,” references to the Bowery and a heaving sonic drive, Blondie delivered this buzzy bit of dance-rock that looks backwards but sounds modern. Debbie Harry, who co-wrote the tune with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, still can work her disaffected sex appeal on that breathy lead-in to the chorus: “Take me then lose me / Then tell them I’m yours.” .

Harry co-wrote “Long Time” with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. The song appears on the New Wave icons’ recently issued 11th album release, Pollinator. the band released the song’s frenetic video, in which Harry drives a taxi cab chaotically through New York City.

The John Congleton-produced album also features other collaborations with Sia, Charli XCX, Laurie Anderson, Joan Jett, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, the Strokes’ Nick Valensi and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek (who co-wrote lead single “Fun”).

Official video for “Long Time” from the upcoming album “Pollinator” out 5/5/17

 

Debbie Harry … ‘YouTube and Google are profiting from the law. Artists are not.’

 

Blondie have released a new single, the insanely catchy ‘Long Time’.

The hooky perfect pop single is the latest taste from their forthcoming album “Pollinator”, to be released on May 5th. “Long Time” captures Blondie’s signature disco-tinged punk sound with a big mix of synths and guitars that pulse beneath a rush of cymbals. “I’ve been running circles round a night that never ends,” sings Harry, “I’ve been chasing heartache in a city and a friend/ I’ve been with you so long, even seen you lose/ But who cares?”

‘Long Time’ was written with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, and is basically a rewrite of their 1979 classic ‘Heart Of Glass’. The similarities were supposedly intentional; the song “channels a deliberate echo” according to the official press release, and we can’t imagine the resemblance escaped a band who have had to perform that song at every single show for close to forty years.

Pollinator is shaping up to be quite the collaborative album, with Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, Nick Valensi from The Strokes, Sia, and Charlie XCX among the guests featured.

Blondie performing “Long Time” from the upcoming album “Pollinator” out 5/5/17