Early last week, Two Door Cinema Club revealed (over Twitter) that they had a new EP in the works. At the time, the band had little information to share other than a short 30-second clip of the EP’s opening single, “Changing of the Seasons.” Now, however, after a bit of radio play on Hew Stephens’ show earlier today, we have a full version in our hands.
The song, which was produced by house music’s whizkid Madeon, is a lively taste of classic Two Door Cinema Club. The highly strained guitar riffs and playful lyrics effortlessly mingle together, while a hot-button house beat is propelled through the background. As traces of “Icarus” and “Technicolor” begin to permeate through the song, fiery rock hooks are thrown into the mix, balancing out the sea of electronic touches. Though Madeon may have taken a commanding lead in the single’s creation, it’s safe to say that the best of both worlds have been captured here.