I have been a Strokes fan since I was 11 years old. They recently released their new LP “The New Abnormal,” and it could not have come in a more timely manner. It blends the essence that made them famous about two decades ago with the newer stylings of front-man Julian Casablancas’ solo work and side project, The Voidz.
I can’t get enough of it, Julian’s falsetto, his runs, the quirky simplicity of the instrumentals… I’ve been listening to it nonstop. In these very melancholy times, the bittersweet melodies, themes of changes, and clever naming of this album make the LP accessible and perhaps necessary for many seeking solace.