Sleigh Bells have shared their latest song ‘I Can Only Stare’ from their upcoming album, Jessica Rabbit, out November 11th through Sinderlyn / Remote Control.
Sleigh Bells spoke with Zane Lowe at Beats 1 about the new song, which was Beats 1’s World Record. Check it out below!
‘I Can Only Stare’ is a brilliant, head-spinning standout from Jessica Rabbit, an album that does not sound like anything Sleigh Bells has ever done — or anyone has ever done, for that matter. Jessica Rabbit is the sonic equivalent of firing synapses, with melodies zig-zagging in different directions in a beautiful and ever-modulating controlled chaos. It is playful but darkly so; flirtatious but caustic; ebullient but downright sinister.
Singer Alexis Krauss has moved from the baby coo of the band’s earlier material into full powerhouse mode, singing with a visceral urgency that was absent from previous releases. Tempo changes stretch the songs in different directions, like an attention span gone haywire. It’s a record that is wholly unique in sound and purpose, an unabashed and unafraid statement from a band that has made offending rote conceptions of pop music their signature and greatest strength.
Stream/Download ‘I Can Only Stare’ here.