New Song (Warpaint song)

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"New Song"
New Song - Warpaint Cover Art.jpg
Single by Warpaint
from the album Heads Up
ReleasedAugust 1, 2016 (2016-08-01)
GenreIndie rock, disco[1]
Length4:16
LabelRough Trade
Songwriter(s)Warpaint

"New Song" is a song by the American indie rock band Warpaint.[2][3][4] It is the third track and lead single from the band's third studio album Heads Up, and was released on August 1, 2016 on Rough Trade Records.[5][6][7]

Release and promotion[edit]

The single has been remixed by the band Soulwax[8] and Mike D of the Beastie Boys.[9]

The band performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[10][11]

On December 9, 2016, Warpaint released a video for "New Song" on YouTube.[12][13]

Reception[edit]

"New Song" was generally well received by critics, but noted for being different from Warpaint's past material. NME described the single as "the poppiest thing [Warpaint has] ever done and probably the catchiest too".[14] The Los Angeles Times called the single a "striking departure" from the band's previous work, but stated the song had "easy-to-memorize lyrics and a happy earworm of a melody".[15] The Guardian called the song a "disco charmer".[1] "New Song" was the band's first single to chart on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Adult Alternative Songs charts, where it peaked at numbers 32 and 14 respectively.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Empire, Kitty (September 25, 2016). "Warpaint: Heads Up review – all tuned up". the Guardian. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Warpaint - New Song :: Indie Shuffle". Indie Shuffle. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Warpaint announce new LP Heads Up, hear first single "New Song"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Warpaint Announce New Album Heads Up, Share "New Song" | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Warpaint announce new album, Heads Up, share "New Song" — listen". Consequence of Sound. August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Warpaint – "New Song"". Stereogum. August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Nieuwe single Warpaint – "New Song"". Dansende Beren (in Dutch). August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Listen to Soulwax's funky remix of Warpaint's 'New Song' - NME". NME. December 9, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Beastie Boys' Mike D remixes Warpaint's single "New Song" — listen". Consequence of Sound. October 14, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Watch Warpaint's Era-Meshing Performance of "New Song" on Fallon". Noisey. December 19, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Warpaint apresenta o single "New Song" ao vivo no programa de Jimmy Fallon; assista". RollingStone (in Brazilian Portuguese). December 21, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  12. ^ Warpaint (December 9, 2016), Warpaint - New Song (Youtube Version), retrieved May 11, 2018
  13. ^ "Watch Warpaint Gallivant Around NYC in Self-Shot 'New Song' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Warpaint: 'New Song' track review". NME. August 1, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  15. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (September 27, 2016). "How Warpaint Got Stronger Together by Spending Some Time Apart". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  16. ^ "Warpaint – Chart History – Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  17. ^ "Warpaint - AAA Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2021.