Just when we needed it most, British band IDLES share a new single titled “Mr. Motivator,” a first-look at their highly-anticipated third album out later this year.
The song finds the guys using their powerful punk to get people off the couch during the quarantine. In a press release, IDLES frontman Joe Talbot says, "We want to start this journey with a means to not only encapsulate the album’s sentiment, but to encourage our audience to dance like no one is watching and plough through these dark times with a two tonne machete of a song and the most beautiful community of scumbags ever assembled. Let’s go. All is love.”
The accompanying self-directed video features both fans and the band getting in some exercise while they self-isolate. Watch below:
The digital and physical singles are out now.
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