If you follow the site at all, you’ll know that we think The Neighbourhood are one of the best new bands to come out of this year. After first naming them Ones To Watch in March based on the strength of two songs, among them song of the year contender “Sweater Weather”, we followed up with a Spotlight on the week of the release of their stellar I’m Sorry… EP.
It’s no secret that the band signed to Columbia, and have since then been in the studio working on new material. In August, the band re-released their debut EP and included a newly mixed version of debut track “Female Robbery” mixed by Emile Haynie (who also worked on Lana Del Rey‘s Born To Die). A limited-run 10″ vinyl of the EP was also released.
Now, with the album presumably close to being done, the band have put out the first new strictly new song (covers aside), the B-side to a new 7″ whose A-side will be a song called “Thank You” (you can see the artwork above). The new track is called “Let It Go” and has the band picking up massive amounts of swagger.
The band had already hinted at a bit of a hip-hop feel on tracks like “Wires”, but now they’re really letting go with an instrumental track that more than one rapper would want for themselves. In fact, lead singer Jesse James Rutherford pseudo-raps a verse.
Listen below, and stay tuned for more news for a band destined to take over the world next year.