Two Door Cinema Club have released a fascinating video for the brand new single ‘Talk’.
Unveiled on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’, the track is an off-kilter modernist pop master-class, combining synth and electro-pop elements, spiraling left-field with broad-side shots of wonky disco.
‘Talk’ is the band’s first new music since the success of 2016 album Gameshow – yet another UK top 5-album from the Bangor three-piece and a campaign which saw them sell out two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, draw one of the biggest Pyramid stage crowds of the weekend Glastonbury and complete the album cycle with a glorious headline set at London’s Community Festival in Finsbury Park – a show that saw them selling 35,000 tickets, marking their biggest headline show to date.
Two Door are a band who have spent their careers breaking down, reshuffling, and rebuilding the parameters of pop.
The hooks, humour, and wry social commentary that have kept them streets ahead of the field for the last decade added to the value of ‘Talk.’
Speaking about the new song, singer Alex Trimble explains:
“I love the pop thing. I love experimenting and going to different places, I love doing things that are wonky and I love doing something we haven’t done before, why can’t we do all of those things at once? That’s what it was, doing whatever felt right… It sounds like Two Door Cinema Club – not a Two Door Cinema Club there’d ever been before but that’s what I love. We can always do something new but it always feels like something we’ve done.”
Long-time collaborator Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers, REM) recorded and produced ‘Talk.’
Namibian-German conceptual artist and designer Max Sidentopf directed the stunning video of ‘Talk’ (who made the news with his Toto Forever installation).
‘Talk’ is also Two Door’s first release on the Prolifica Inc. label, a new venture with PIAS and their long-standing management company that puts the band in control of all aspects of their recordings and career.
With over 2 million albums and 1.5 million tickets sold worldwide, and over 2 Billion Streams and 300 Million views on Vevo and YouTube, with ‘Talk’ Two Door Cinema Club continue their dominance as one of the UK’s brightest and most enduring success stories of recent years.
Two Door Cinema Club are Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird.