Today, Destroyer shares “Cue Synthesizer,” the latest single from the upcoming album Have We Met, out on January 31st on Dead Oceans. The news also arrives before tours of North America and Europe later in the year.
Described by Dan Bejar as “maybe the most audacious piece of music Destroyer’s laid to tape,” “Cue Synthesizer” adds a bit of humour to the bandleader’s trademark wordplay. “Cue synthesizer, cue guitar,” he commands over a build-up of instrumentation. Self-aware and much more relaxed, the groover is unlike anything heard from Have We Met so far.
Likewise, the single’s visuals set it further apart from the album’s earlier singles. A hooded crew of warehouse workers go about encasing their environment in plastic wrap. “The idea of the world is no good,” Bejar sings from the security of his car, also coated in the icy blue covering. Frigid and isolating, the coating protects its contents from an equally bleak existence.
The video follows Have We Met’s previous singles “It Just Doesn’t Happen” and “Crimson Tide.” Preceding Destroyer albums including Kaputt, Poison Season, and ken likewise received critical acclaim. To accompany the new album, Destroyer hits the road next month for a tour of North America, followed by later spring dates in Europe / UK.
Watch ‘Cue Synthesizer’ – BELOW:
The UK dates are as follows:
05 – Village Underground, London
06 – Drygate, Glasgow
07 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds