Today Noisey published an extensive cover story on Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, as well as a solo artist in his own right. The piece is chock full of personal anecdotes, and in it, a very candid Julian admits how frustrating and fraught his relationship with the Strokes became — this is a man who doesn’t even carry a cell phone at this point in order to avoid negativity.
But in musical news, the story reveals that Casablancas has done a duet with Jehnny Beth of Savages. It’s unclear if the song will be on the forthcoming Savages album or not, but the Voidz and Savages both played some South American festivals early in 2014 and apparently bonded during that time. Despite admitting that he feels more at home with the Voidz at this point, Casablancas also said he’s writing new material with the Strokes prior to their string of festival appearances this summer:
It’s the first time we’ve been exclusively writing since Comedown Machine. We’re planning on recording stuff. I still think we could do cool things and I’ll do that. I’d like to do both [bands] really if I could.
Perhaps he can, after all.
[Photo via Julian Casablancas’ Instagram.]