On Friday 7th of February, New York rockers The Strokes shared a video teasing the forthcoming release of their first album in seven years.
The post revealed the album will be called ‘The New Abnormal’ and included artwork that was created by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. said in a caption for the video,
“You think you’ve been waiting. But the wait has just begun…Welcome to .”
— The Strokes (@thestrokes) February 7, 2020
Julian Casablancas teased the impending release of the band’s new record at the band’s The Strokes’ 2020 New Year’s Eve show in Brooklyn, Casablancas told the crowd,
“Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come. The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ‘em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back!”
The New Abnormal is the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine. In 2016, they released the Future Present Past EP.