It'll be their first new music in three years
It looks as though The Strokes are to release a new single. Yesterday, Jesse Kirshbaum, the CEO of music media company Nue Agency, tweeted that he was listening to a new Strokes single. The tweet has since been deleted.
However, it’s been stated that sources with knowledge of the band’s plans have confirmed the existence of the new single.
The Strokes could debut the new song at South By South West, with Billboard reporting that the band will be playing a private event.
The five-piece are set to play NYC’s Governors Ball Music Festival this June. Organisers have said one of the reasons they booked the band to headline was due to the likelihood they’d be supporting a new album.
Speaking in a Reddit AMA the festival’s organisers said: “This would be their first batch of new tunes in, well, just about a half decade. Kind of a big deal. Also, they’ve played a total of 8 shows in North America in the last decade, so I’d say it’s a pretty big deal any time they hit the stage.”
The Strokes were clocked in the studio in late 2015, working on a follow up to their 2013 album Comedown Machine.