As reported by Stereogum, online listings allege that the pair have covered ‘Boy/Girl’, a 1983 collaboration between Danish punk band Sort Sol and US No Wave artist Lydia Lunch.
A leaked press release states: “The collaboration stems from the pair’s mutual admiration after meeting while on tour in South America, and having an interest in finding a way to work together. The idea to collaborate became to take shape when [Savages producer] Johnny Hostile suggested the song to Jehnny.”
“It really made sense when I heard it for the first time. It was the perfect song for Julian and I,” Beth is quoted as saying.
Casablancas adds: “I had never heard the song before and still have no idea what the hell the words are talking about. It sounds like a Danish dude trying sound like he’s saying English sounding words”.
The single will be released digitally on December 4, with a seven-inch coming later on December 18.
Listen to the original song below.
The Strokes released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Julian Casablancas recently revealing that the band are working on new music.