M83 release ‘Solitude,’ the sophomore single from forthcoming album
March has been an exciting month for M83, following the announcement for their impending tour, the release date of their upcoming album Junk, and debut of Junk’s first single, “Do It, Do It.” Now, the legendary French outfit, led as always by Anthony Gonzalez, has revealed another new track “Solitude.”
In contrast to “Do It, Do It,” this new single is much more subdued. In typical M83 fashion, “Solitude” opens with layered vocals floating in reverb over an electric organ. Mournful strings follow, along with restrained drums and a piano that ends up taking over for the organ. The track, clocking in at a little over six minutes, seems to reach its emotional highpoint around the halfway mark with a sharp synth solo that is reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The track concludes by changing direction immediately following the solo, wherein the band introduce an extended, epic string arrangement.