Post-punk icons The Pop Group have released their first single in 35 years. The song which is called “The Mad Truth” will be part of the band’s upcoming album, “Citizen Zombie”. The record is produced by superstar producer Paul Epworth, who has previously worked with artists like Paul McCartney, Adele, Florence + The Machine and Lorde.
The result is a track that sounds polished but still retains The Pop Group’s intensity and energy. Frontman Mark Stewart couldn’t be happier with Epworth’s work on the record. He says, “[Paul] gave us the freedom to create and, with his help, destiny rides again for the Pop Group.”
Epworth says of the collaboration, “The energy [of The Pop Group] is still there, the ideas are still there, it still fizzes with a life that most young bands just don’t have.”
Listen to “The Mad Truth” below. The record, “Citizen Zombie”, will be released on February 23 of this year.