We’ve been excited about this release for a while and who could blame us? It’s been five, very long years since this wonderful French, electronic duo, Justice, graced us with some material to dance to.
Gaspard Augé and Xavier De Rosnay have brought their incredibly talented minds together once more to produce a follow-up to 2011’s ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ and we’ve got to say, we’re not disappointed.
‘Safe and Sound’ the effort’s opening track, is full of powerful bass, a whole load of funk and vocals that perfectly ease you back into the madness that is Justice. Not ones to take themselves too seriously, this is exactly what we love about them, they don’t follow any real rules, so when the choir comes in on track ‘Stop’, we’re not even surprised and instead it raises the track up to heavenly levels of danceable goodness.
They haven’t abandoned their heavier influences either, their trademark mix of rock and metal with glorious indie dance music is as strong as ever, especially on track ‘Heavy Metal’, which naturally sees their heavier, progressive preferences shine through.
A definite highlight of the album has to be ‘Randy’, full of pop-heavy melodies, that easily embed themselves into your brain as if you’d already listened to the track 100 times over. Taking the opportunity to show off some impressive falsetto, there isn’t much about the track that isn’t impressive.
Album closer ‘Close Call’ feels quite literally like they’re relaxing after a close call when the preceding nine tracks of the album took us on a complete whirlwind of a journey, ‘Close Call’ sees everything slow down and gives us a chance to reflect on what exactly they have created.
The answer to that reflection is that the album isn’t groundbreaking and it certainly hasn’t seen them venture off in a completely different direction, but it’s a strong and sturdy reminder that not only do they still exist, but we’re all very happy about it. Welcome back, lads.