Hear the Strokes single for free!

Track made available via the band's website

The Strokes‘ comeback single ‘Juicebox’ is officially available to hear online after it leaked last week.

The track, the first to be lifted from their third album ‘First Impressions Of Earth’, isn’t officially due for release until December 5, but leaked online last week.

Now, following the leak, the band have made it available to hear via their official website, www.thestrokes.com.

The single shows a change in direction for the band, with Julian Casablancas singing “Why won’t you come over here / we’ve got a city to love” during the chorus.

Speaking recently to NME, Julian explained the meaning of the track. He said: “The single could be about a proper relationship, a casual friendship or whatever you want really. It’s one of the more fun songs. The title just sounded like a cool word. It was originally called ‘Dracula’s Lunch’ but in the end I just liked the sound of ‘Juice Box’.”

Songs set for inclusion on the album, out January 9, include

‘You Only Live Once’

‘Juicebox’

‘Heart In A Cage’

‘Razor Blade’

‘On The Other Side’

‘Eletricityscape’

‘Killing Lies’

‘Fear Of Sleep’

‘15 Minutes’

‘Vision Of Division’

‘Red Light’

‘Evening Sun’

‘The Ize Of The World’

‘Ask Me Anything’

Today’s NME (out on September 28) features the world exclusive comeback interview with the band.