Blondie have been back in the studio and are releasing their first record in three years in May. Pollinator was recorded in the now defunct The Magic Shop (another victim of rising rents in New York), which is where David Bowie recorded his last two albums. Pollinator was the final album to be recorded there.
It's the band's 11th studio album and was produced by John Congelton who has worked with War on Drugs, David Byrne and St.Vincent. Other collaborators include Sia, Charli XcX and Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, all said to be majorly influenced by Blondie throughout their own careers.
The first single from the album is the aptly titled "Fun", a disco synth, post punk guitar based jolly that features a typically blinding vocal from Harry. What's refreshing about the single is how it manages to be both radio friendly without ever putting up a pretense. Blondie are not trying to be compete or do a Madonna and reinvent themselves, they're sticking to what they do best.
The single is available to stream now and you can catch them in Hyde Park in July when they support Phil Collins.