The Strokes Strike Back With ‘One Way Trigger’

The band premiered the brand-new, synth-heavy song on Friday, to the surprise of pretty much everybody.

The Strokes shook off the rust of an extended hiatus with 2011’s Angles, and it appears they have no intention of slowing down any time soon.

Because on Friday (January 25) afternoon — sadly, not at 12:51 — they posted a brand-new song, “One Way Trigger” on their official site. The track not only showcases frontman Julian Casablanca’s falsetto (who knew?!?) and peppy guitars, but shiny, downright saccharine synths, too … and yes, please allow us to be the 1 millionth website to point out that it sounds an awful lot like A-ha’s “Take On Me.”

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