It’s been three years since rock pop duo Sleigh Bells released their last album with 2013’s Bitter Rivals. After a few singles here and there, it appears members Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller are ready to drop their follow-up. We’ve been waiting.
The band have now launched the ferocious “Rule Number One,” a track that was appropriately released today and contains the lyrics “Mostly okay, but I’m bleeding profusely / Mostly okay, but only on Tuesdays.”
The high energy song does a 180 at the midway point, easing off the gas pedal and delivering a softer pop track that wanders into a dreamy trance space. “Rule Number One” ends up sounding like two songs put together, a tactic that builds excitement and keeps the listeners on their toes.
Zane Lowe debuted “Rule Number One” on Beats 1 Radio today. Check it out below.