Tokyo Police Club has recently released a new song called “My House” for their upcoming album, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 2 EP set to release on September 23rd. The EP is a five track song following the 2014 Forcefield album.
The new song was a collaborative mix of writing and producing with former Vampire Weekend member, Rostam Batmanglij. The song contains a series of drums, with a load of guitar beats mixed with a few synths. The vocals display a calming tone when singing the chorus of the song.
David Monks, the vocalist and bassist of the band, tells Consequence of Sound how the song “My House” was created. He says the following:
“It came together spontaneously, in fits and spurts, starting with ‘My House.’ I wrote this one with my friend Rostam, and I think it embodies the spontaneous nature of the whole EP. Rostam and I have been trading ideas and jamming since we met back in 2007 when both our bands were just babies (and Vampire Weekend opened for us at a little club in Boston!). One day last year when he stopped by my house (no pun intended) to hang, he picked up a guitar and I started singing melodies. In 10 minutes, we had the skeleton of this song.” When speaking about the album in all, the band member had to say “’Any old day now…’ is one of the most fun lines to sing. All that snarl, and the lyric is so confrontational. From the demo to the mix, we kept walking the line between trashy and beautiful. There are some really abrasive sounds but also some sweet and soaring melodies. We wanted to see how far we could take it in each direction.”
The song can be listened to below.
In order to support the album, the band will perform on a North American fall tour that will start in Toronto, Ontario on September 10th.