The Chemical Brothers prove they’re here for both a good time and a long time with ‘Free Yourself’
The long-dormant Chemical Brothers, have released their first single since 2016, “Free Yourself.” Fans will be elated to know they’re still brandishing the same off-the-wall big beat style they helped pioneer since their formation in the late ’80s.
The new track, with its dizzying dissonance and undulating vigor, no doubt aims to simulate a hazy, psychoactive experience. “Free Yourself,” comprised of off-kilter synth loops and and scampering breaks, is likely the closest listeners will get to a whirlwind night out while sitting soberly at their desks.
Longtime followers of TCB know it’s not outside of the UK duo’s nature to befuddle their fans a bit. Leading up to the release, TCB uploaded a teaser video, “EBW 12,” featuring a series of masked figures to YouTube, which incited more than a few head scratches.