Punk gods, Blondie, have previously announced the release of their follow-up to 2014’s ‘Ghosts Of Download‘, with ‘Pollinator‘. Their 11th studio album was produced by John Congleton who is known for working with David Byrne and St. Vincent. Featuring songwriting collaborations from Johnny Marr, Charlie XCX, Sia, Dev Hynes and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek. Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson featuring on the song ‘Doom Or Destiny’ whilst The Gregory Brothers guest on ‘When I Gave Up On You’.
Speaking on the collaborations guitarist Chris Stein stated: “We thought to ask people because there’s so much good music swirling about. We sorted the contributors ourselves, or someone would send us a bunch of songs and we’d pick one.” While singer Debbie Harry said “Their material is part of us and we are part of them. It’s a celebration of recycling!” You can find the video for Fun, the albums’ tracklist, and a list of tour dates with co-headliners Garbage down below.
‘Pollinator‘ is to be released May 5th via BMG.