What do you get when you set out to make an album inspired by Who’s the Boss? and Punky Brewster? Space garbage, it seems — or so “Do It, Try It,” off M83’s first album since 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (remember “Midnight City“?), would suggest. It’s a mishmash of goofy synths and keys that perhaps our present selves are not yet equipped to appreciate. After all, as Anthony Gonzalez explains, both the song and the album Junk (out April 8) are just a meditation on the meaningless of human existence: “Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time — beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever.” Gonzalez has also said this will be a more “eclectic” showing from M83, which means the album features Beck and Susanne Sundfør; nothing says eclectic like Beck. Meet the sound of M83’s new tomorrow.
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