The Chemical Brothers, ‘No Reason’ – Single Review ★★★★★
‘No Reason’ by The Chemical Brothers – Single Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
The Chemical Brothers are without doubt one of the most important musical institutions. Not only in the UK but all across the world. Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons are nine albums in. Also, if their latest single ‘No Reason’ is anything to go by, then their upcoming album will be immense.
‘No Reason’ is The Chemical Brothers first release since 2021’s ‘The Darkness That You Fear’. They have not released an album since 2019’s ‘No Geography’. This new track was released late last week.
‘No Reason’ begins with a marching band drum loop that suits the accompanying (and very entertaining) video. The feel of the track is very Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx and has not a to dissimilar feel to some of The Chemical Brothers earlier work on ‘Surrender’. A very bright track indeed. The lead vocal ‘Woo’s’ and funky bassline make this a great record, ‘No Reason’s’ vocal lines will remind you of ex-Kasabian singer Tom Meighan. The lyrics are dark though.
The bands official press release describes ‘No Reason’ as ‘unmistakable and irresistible, built from a cascading melody and heavy acid riff, and a snare roll that rattles like a military tattoo’.
‘No Reason’ was mastered in Dolby Atmos by world famous producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios, best known for updating the original Beatles records that his dad George produced for anniversary re-releases. The video to ‘No Reason’ is also a spectacular piece of work, directed by long-time Chem’s collaborators Smith and Lyall.
The Chemical Brothers have two UK number one singles and six UK number one albums to their name. To continue producing work of this quality as Tom and Ed enter their fifth decade just goes to show how talented they are, and that class never dies.
There is absolutely ‘No Reason’ why you will not love this track.
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