Ahead of the imminent release of their fifth record We Are Scientists have unveiled another cut, this time the hyperactive tune ‘Headlights’.
Dripping with distorted vocals and garage rock guitars, the penultimate track on the New York duo’s upcoming LP ‘Helter Seltzer’ is a fast-paced, youthful rampage through pounding percussion as Keith Murray passionately sings, “I want my headlights on you.”
Defining the song, Murray explains, “Sometimes, we just need a fast-and-dumb rock song, don't we? If that song also happens to be arguably the most upfront and unguarded love song that We Are Scientists has written, well, all the better.
Not to utterly belabour the central metaphor, here, but this one, musically and lyrically, feels like a headlamp on a speeding motorcycle, to me: singular, focused, illuminating, moving probably a little faster than it ought.
Alluding to the frenzied tone of the track Murray continues, “It's the song I'm most excited to play as an encore in a sweaty club, when composure is abandoned and every last ounce of exuberance can be spent.”
Check it out now.
‘Helter Seltzer’ drops April 22nd. In support of their new album, We Are Scientists will be embarking on a plethora of live dates across the UK in the coming weeks.
We Are Scientists will play:
22 London Rough Trade East (In-store)
24 Bristol Rise Records (In-store)
24 Bristol Bierkeller
25 Nottingham Rough Trade (In-store)
25 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
26 Newcastle Riverside
27 Birmingham Library
29 Leicester Handmade Festival
30 Leeds Live At Leeds
1 Glasgow Live In Glasgow
3 Manchester Academy 2
4 London KOKO
5 Brighton Concorde 2
Words: Shannon Cotton