Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Human Sadness
on 07 September 2014
Almost five years after his debut solo album, and a year after the Strokes' last record, Julian Casablancas is set to release his second solo effort Tyranny on 23 September 2014 (in vinyl, CD, tape and even USB-disguised-as-lighter form). The album's lead single "Human Sadness" is an epic, 11-minute experimental journey breaking free of the cookie cutter verse-chorus-bridge format. Percussion doesn't even kick in until after the five minute mark—with virtuosic electric guitar licks, string and organ pads, highly processed vocals and some video game-like flourishes filling up the space—and ups the emotional intensity that Casablanca typically wields.