Another track drops ahead of the new album 'Junk', out Friday
M83 have launched another new track entitled ‘Go!’ ahead of their seventh studio album ‘Junk’, which comes out on Friday (April 8).
The track features guitarist Steve Vai (Whitesnake, Frank Zappa, Mary J. Blige), and is the third to arrive from the album, following the French act’s earlier release of ‘Do It, Try It‘ and ‘Solitude‘.
“We asked [Vai] for the craziest space solo possible, which wasn’t hard for him,” says the accompanying press release penned by Anthony Gonzalez. “He sent us three different takes, and we blended two to make the ultimate Steve Vai solo.”
Listen to the new track below:
Meanwhile, Gonzalez has concluded his hunt for a new singer/ keyboardist.
Gonzalez put out an open call for a female singer-keyboardist to join the band and replace Morgan Kibby, who had parted ways with the group.
Applicants had to provide videos demonstrating their singing and keyboard-playing abilities at M83’s website, which stated “You must be available to join M83 rehearsals in Los Angeles in March, be available to travel and work between April and December 2016 and own a valid passport for the next two years. You must also have no criminal history “that may cause you to be denied entry to another country.”
Kaela Sinclair has since been confirmed as the replacement. The keyboardist released a debut album in 2013, ‘Sun in Mirror’ that featured collaborations with The Polyphonic Spree, Midlake, and more.