Simone Joyner/Getty Images

Simone Joyner/Getty Images

Revered early-‘00s New York rockers the Strokes surprised fans by releasing a new song today (January 25), “One Way Trigger,” offering it as a free download on the band’s official website.  

Bearing little resemblance to the band’s spiky, angular hits like “Hard to Explain” and “Juicebox,” the new song features a jaunty synthesizer riff and unexpectedly light, falsetto vocals from the band’s singer Julian Casablancas. Closer in tenor to Casablanca’s 2009 solo album, Phrazes for the Young, “One Way Trigger” eschews the Strokes’ trademark downtown grit for something much catchier and poppy, especially considering the song’s main melody striking a strong resemblance to A-Ha’s ‘80s smash hit, “Take on Me.”

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-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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