Chicago’s own darkwave trio, French Police, have announced their forthcoming new album, “BULLY,” which will be dropping on January 26, 2024. Along with the announcement of the new LP is also the news that Rolando Donjuan, the maestro of the bass guitar, is back in the fold.
Vocalist Brian Flores doesn’t just sing on this latest record; he confronts his trauma. “This album is dedicated to the bullies of my past,” he says, turning “BULLY” into a narrative of overcoming and empowerment. It’s a bold statement from a band that’s never shied away from facing the shadows or wearing shades in the dark.
Ahead of the album, French Police have recently let loose “Dance to Play,” a single that’s as melodic and haunting as it is dance-laden groove. It’s a synthesis of their darkwave roots and a new, more mature, and nuanced sound and richer in composition, showcasing songcraft on par with greats from the 80s such as Sad Lovers and Giants and The Chameleons.
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French Police have also unveiled a trailer for their latest short film, “BULLY” – a mesmerizing cinematic piece that exudes mystery and allure. Against the twinkling city lights in the distance, we see our protagonist stoically a cigarette, savoring a moment of calm before what is to eventually come to pass.
For those counting the days until the release, the album is available for pre-save Here.
Meanwhile, French police recently announced that will play Cruel World Festival in Pasadena on May 11th, 2024.
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