A few weeks ago, Editors started performing a new song called “Frankenstein.” After promising a new “song for the freaks,” today fans get to hear the single release of “Frankenstein,” a track that sounds even better than in those first live recordings. The new song is expected to appear on the upcoming greatest hits album Editors are currently preparing.
“Frankenstein” takes Editors into doomy electro-rock, reminiscent of the sound of the mid-late 1990s. It starts with spooky piano and screeching, a clear callback to early black-and-white horror movies. The song then moves into a pulsing, dancey beat ripe with a sinister undercurrent. Tom sings, “wherever we go, the lights get low; I’m Frankenstein.” Strings sweep as the chorus begins, Tom describing narrow streets filled with freaks. Won’t you dance like a monster with him? The chorus ends with a hypnotic repetition of “it goes off” as the song grows stronger and darker. Blasting horns punctuate the final chorus before the song ends with some syncopated, spooky piano – driving home that old horror movie vibe.
It’s impossible to listen to “Frankenstein” just once. Indeed, it’s an addictive track that will probably take over your listening for the next several days or weeks. It’ll also be an excellent addition to your Halloween playlists this October.
Listen to “Frankenstein” below:
You can stream or download “Frankenstein” from all the major music providers here. The song was produced by Jacknife, the same man who produced Editors’ sophomore album, An End Has A Start.
“Frankenstein” will likely appear on Editors’ upcoming greatest hits album, due out later this year. Although we don’t know much about the forthcoming compilation, we do know that the band has been recording new songs for it. In February, Editors shocked and delighted fans when they returned to the studio to work on new tunes. A few months ago, the band went to Los Angeles to record music with producer Jacknife. The band worked on something – a song? – called “Black Gold.”
We suspect that those recording sessions will result in the new songs to appear on Editors’ upcoming greatest hits album.
Just one year ago, Editors released their 6th album, Violence. (It was one of our favorites of 2018.) After extensive touring and four singles – “Magazine,” “Hallelujah (So Low),” “Darkness At The Door,” and “Cold” – the band members worked on separate projects for a couple months. Frontman Tom Smith rejoined his other group, Smith & Burrows, to perform a brand new song. “All The Best Moves” is set to appear on their long-awaited second album together. Tom also appeared on a song with UNKLE called “The Other Side” last December, and then on “Crucifixion / A Prophet” earlier in March.
Editors’ new single “Frankenstein” is a wonderful promise of more to come on their upcoming greatest hits compilation. Enjoy the new song, and stay tuned for its music video, due out soon. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Editors music news.