The following video was posted this evening on the JulianCasablancas YouTube account.
When I was downloading 11th Dimension, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I don’t think anybody did. But when that intro hit and the melody followed, I had a big goofy grin on my face and was completely relaxed because 11th Dimension’s perfection officially cemented my unconditional love for the songwriting of Julian Casablancas.
I, to this day, don’t feel like Julian is capable of releasing a song I don’t enjoy. Songs like 11th Dimension, Ize of the World, What Ever Happened and over 20 others in the Casablancas songwriting catalog show that his ceiling as a composer/songwriter is higher than almost every other musician. Moreover, he has shown throughout his career that his taste in music is impeccable.
And that’s the biggest reason why I feel great about Strokes IV.