TV On The Radio :: "Will Do"

TV On Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe insisted on a sort of apocalyptic, cultural tsunami on 2008's Dear, Science. At his most pessimistic on "DLZ", he cycled through era metaphors, finally settling on, "this is beginning to feel like the bolt busted loose from the lever." In short, our constraints, our moralities, our systems even, will do little to stem this rising tide. On first release, "Will Do" from coming 2011 LP, Nine Types Of Light, Adebimpe opens with the encouraging, "It might be impractical to seek out a new romance/We won't know the actual if we never take the chance." In comparison to the band's earlier thesis statements, this represents a warm and very nearly self-actualizing sentiment. The sound is the sort of well organized cacaphony that colored their previous releases, representing something softer if still familiar. As Tunde finally insists, "My choice of words will bring me back to you," it is a return of sorts, the most anticipated non-Strokes LP of 2011.

TV On The Radio - "Will Do" by Interscope Records

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