The Strokes will release their first new album in seven years on April 10, The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA), and our latest preview of the record arrived Tuesday in the form of “Bad Decisions,” a slick rocker built around an anthemic, New Order-esque guitar riff.
The retro infomercial-style “Bad Decisions” video, directed by Andrew Donoho, sends The Strokes back to the ‘70s scene Julian Casablancas’ lyrics set (“Dropped down the lights, I’m sitting with you / Moscow 1972”), imagining a world in which anyone can order their own cloned iteration of the band, customizing The Strokes’ looks and personalities to fit their exact specifications. Turns out all those options prove to be too much of a good thing: The cloned Strokes start (literally) melting down as chaos erupts, yet the faceless band plays on.
“Bad Decisions” is the second single from The Strokes’ forthcoming comeback album, following closely on the heels of last week’s “At the Door.” The band debuted that song live while performing at a Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire, where they also first confirmed their new album.
Watch the “Bad Decisions” video below and revisit the details of The New Abnormal here.