French electronic duo Justice rev their funk engines with “Safe and Sound,” their first new song in five years. “Man up, hold tight, driving dark/ Head up, foot down, speed of sound,” voices chant on the track – a psychedelic disco epic built on finger snaps, synth-strings, spastic jazz-fusion synths and one of the fiercest slap-bass grooves since Patrice Rushen’s 1982 classic “Forget Me Nots.”
As Pitchfork reports, the track – which follows the group’s 2011 LP, Audio, Video, Disco and 2013 live album, Access All Arenas – first appeared in Ed Banger Records founder Pedro Winter’s DJ set at June’s Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
Justice haven’t officially announced their long-awaited third album, but the band appears to be gearing up for a new release. In April, French indie label Because Music tweeted a picture of the group signing a new contract, writing, “On our way to new adventures with these boys.”