Idles shares new video for “Pop Pop Pop”

Author Hernan Osuna - 17.4.2024

After their current critically adored album “Tangk” became their second to go straight to #1 on the UK Official Albums Chart, Idles now share its latest single “Pop Pop Pop“. It emerges as the band prepares for the first of two legs of North American shows during their extensive 2024 world tour.

Widely acclaimed as one of the highlights of “Tangk”, “Pop Pop Pop” is arguably the moment that deviates furthest from what you’d expect from Idles. The sonic ambience is darker, a grittier hip-hop-tinged groove which lurches with grim menace. Yet the immediacy of its beat and Joe Talbot’s conversely upbeat lyricism with the terms “freudenfreude” and “joy on joy” balancing the sinister with the sweet.

Joe Talbot commented, “It’s a song about the beauty of having a kid and understanding how lucky you are to have a kid. And there’s a sense of a cycle when you have a child, when you’ve lost a parent and a child. I have a very huge sense of gratitude and weight behind being a parent because of what I’ve lost. I’m not saying I’m a better parent, or more connected because of that. But for me, I’m more connected than I would have been, I think, because of what I’ve lost. I’ve learned a sense of just joy from seeing her joy. And I think that’s amazing. And powerful. And I’m very grateful.

Already deep into their 2024 tour, Idles return to the road next month with a major North American tour before they headline Glastonbury’s Other Stage in June. Their autumn UK and Ireland tour is mostly sold-out months in advance and has been boosted with confirmation of special guests across various shows in the shape of Angelica Garcia, Battles, Chalk, Genesis Owusu, Lambrini Girls, Sprints and Willie J Healey. The band have also announced shows in New Zealand, Australia and Japan early in 2025.

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