M83: New Album ‘Junk’ Available

French band M83, lead by Anthony Gonzalez, returns with a new full studio album named ‘Junk’.

The wait is finally over… M83 returns! The highly anticipated first new studio release in over five years for the French electronic-pop band, led by Anthony Gonzalez, is available via Naïve Records in France and Mute Records in the United States. The 15-track LP named Junk features guest appearances from Beck, Mai Lan, Jordan Lawlor, and Susanne Sunder.

“I want to show different sides of me on this album,” Anthony Gonzalez said. “I want to come back with something more intimate, yet somehow with…less me! All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further.”

Junk is the seventh album of the French band and follows the acclaimed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, released in 2011. About the name of this new LP, Gonzalez explains:

“Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time – beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner. People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They’re not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”

On this new album, the 35-year old frenchman (now established in Los Angeles), explored music writings full of nostalgia for the 80’s. Junk sounds like the soundtrack of that decade, which only played in Gonzalez’s head until he shared it with us now. Every track represents a unique side of this past time: power ballad solo guitar (“Go!”), TV series theme song (“Moon Crystal”), French new-wave (“Bibi the Dog”)… Junk is an amazing album with an impressive musical production quality and M83 has reached a new level with this release.

The first single extract of Junk is named “Do It, Try It“. The album is available on every streaming platform and on iTunes. Don’t miss the band live; M83 is currently on a worldwide tour until -at least- the end of August. All the dates are available on their official website.