TV on the Radio’s “Careful You” Has a Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 10.07.14 in News

Say no more, mon amour. TV on the Radio have offered another track from their upcoming fifth album, Seeds, which is due out on November 18 via Harvest Records. The New York band previously shared the new-wave gem “Happy Idiot,” with an accompanying video starring Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens. Now comes “Careful You,” a more deliberately paced song that leaves plenty of room for Tunde Adebimpe‘s vocal between wubby bass, atmospheric electro-fuzz and anthemic drums. “I don’t how I feel,” Adebimpe proclaims on a surging, string-tinged chorus. He also sings in French, lending the entire proceeding that particular, City-of-Lights … I don’t know what?

Seeds, TVOTR’s follow-up to 2011′s Nine Types of Light, is their first album without bassist Gerard Smith, who passed away shortly after the last album’s release.