Julian Casablancas has produced three tracks off Mexican band Rey Pila‘s forthcoming new album ‘The Future Sugar’, the first of which, ‘Fire Away’, is available to stream right now via Soundcloud. Scroll down to listen.
The synthpop number is reminiscent of Casablancas’s own synth-heavy work away from The Strokes, and according to Rey Pila frontman Diego Solorzano, collaborating with the New Yorker has taught them a thing or two.
“Working on this song with Julian and Shawn was a lot of fun,” he said, via Stereogum. “I learned a lot of new tricks… We felt this jam had something special ever since I wrote the melody. It made us move our feet right away.
“Sometimes when you are working on a song, a very particular and unique feeling takes over. A sort of stream of consciousness. It doesn’t come along very often, but when it does you feel like a million dollars. We all felt this way about ‘Fire Away’.”
‘The Future Sugar’ is due out September 25 on Cult Records. It’s the group’s second LP after their 2010 self-titled debut.
The Strokes’ last album was 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, but Casablancas did reveal in April that the band are working on new music.