Single Review – LCD Soundsystem – Tonite

After their “break up” back in 2011 and seven years since their last album, LCD Soundsystem will release their fourth album The American Dream on September 1st. The James Murphy-led project have always produced strong bodies of work that are both catchy and thoughtful simultaneously and it would appear this effort is just as strong in that regard from the singles we’ve been given. Their latest ‘Tonite’ ticks both boxes. It hammers out a disco drum-machine beat and similarly aged pitch shifted backing vocal. This is set well as a background to Murphy’s clear cut vocal. Whilst the music progresses with ever jolting and squiriming beats and synth chords, the lyrics dig progressively deeper into the ideas of mortality and the regret that goes hand and hand with it. So it is typical of LCD Soundsytem that such lyrical matter is married to a disco sound. Their albums have always garnered attention and this one will be no different. 

Owen Riddle

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