Nikolai Fraiture says new record has 'classic sound'
The Strokes‘ Nikolai Fraiture has said that the band’s long-awaited fourth album will be out “by March”, before the five-piece embark on a world tour.
The bassist told BBC Radio 1 that the record was currently being mixed, and compared the sound to the New Yorkers’ second and third albums.
“Sonically, I feel it’s the album which should have been made between [2003’s] ‘Room On Fire’ and [2006’s] ‘First Impressions Of Earth’,” he said, adding that the album echoes the band’s “classic sound”.
Fraiture said a lead single from the album had been chosen, but it didn’t have a title yet.
The as-yet untitled 10-song album was produced by the band in guitarist Albert Hammond Jr’s upstate New York studio after initial sessions with producer Joe Chiccarelli were scrapped.