God bless Julian Casablancas for keeping rock interesting. Rolling Stone describes “Human Sadness” – his gorgeous new 11-minute experimental track with the Voidz – as “a structure-less beast that features everything from jarring noise and warped, processed vocals to bombastic stadium rock solos and a hint of the gritty NYC punk Casablancas is best known for.” That might not be enticing enough to get you to listen, but I urge you to give it a try.
Oh, how I wish I was a pot-head sometimes, because THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE is the stuff of stoner’s dreams.
From Entertainment Weekly:
At 11 minutes long, “Human Sadness” at first sounds reminiscent of The Strokes until it becomes apparent that Casablancas isn’t going for the short ditties his band is known for, but rather an experimental, sprawling track featuring his signature falsetto. Casablancas’ vocals don’t rise above the instrumentals until mid-song, when the sound transitions from lo-fi atmospheric to chaotic rock complete with a guitar solo and Casablancas’ howls.