Justice share new ‘Woman Worldwide’ live version of ‘Randy’
Justice have always been vigilant about sharing their live experience with their fans. Each of their previous studio albums have eventually come to be accompanied by a coinciding live record. Though for the companion piece to their 2016 LP Woman, Justice have actually brought the album back to the studio after a year of touring it, developing new perspectives on the newest additions to their canon. The duo’s third “live” album, Woman Worldwide, is set to land on August 24 via their longtime home imprint Ed Banger Records, and they’ve already shared the record’s final cut and their corresponding setlist closer — a raucous mashup opus of “Safe and Sound,” “D.A.N.C.E.” and “Fire.”
Now Xavier and Gaspard are back with the album’s penultimate offering, a live rendition of “Randy” that returns to the track’s originally intended industrial techno complexion. As it goes, the original “Randy” draft was ready for the warehouse, but with the addition of Morgan Phalen’s infectious vocals and a light mood in the studio, the tune wound up becoming an instant, uplifting indie-dance classic. The second time around, the Woman Worldwide version of “Randy,” which clocks in at nearly eight minutes, largely rearranges the original tune’s charging guitar chords and upbeat drums, opting for heavily percussive electronica take on one of Justice’s finest. While we wait for the live/studio hybrid LP to land, revisit “Randy’s” Tomas Jumin-directed art installation music video concept above.