M83 Working On “Very, Very, Very Epic” Album, Possibly Gets Ripped Off By The Lonely Island

In an interview with Pitchfork, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez, newly relocated to L.A., said to expect his sixth album/followup to 2008’s Saturdays=Youth to be “very, very, very epic,” “very orchestrated,” very long, very cinematic, and (very?) “dreamy, powerful, intense.” (He’s also “singing much more”on it.) As far as templates, he’s looking back to 2005’s excellently over-the-top Before the Dawn Heals Us, an album I reviewed for P4K five years ago, though it feels like a decade, or 10 years. Besides offering additional adjectives, Gonzalez tells the site he’ll be working with Saturdays vocalist Morgan Kibby and Beck/Mars Volta/Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen and that instead of following the last record’s “bright” “pop” sound with more brightness, he plans on “going darker.” (Hence the Misfits shirt.) All of which sounds good to me. Read more at Pitchfork. As for the second half of the headline, judge for yourself:

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