New Lands

Album: Audio, Video, Disco (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the fourth single by French house duo Justice, from their second studio album, titled Audio, Video, Disco. The single's EP features remixes from DJ Falcon, fellow Ed Banger label mate SebastiAn, and A-Trak as well as a live recording of the track.
  • The song features a falsetto-vocal performance by Morgan Phalen of New York retro-rock band Diamond Nights. Unlike most other successful dance acts, Justice's collaborations with guest vocalists on Audio, Video, Disco were with unfamiliar to many singers rather than international superstars. "When we wrote the tracks they are singing on, it made us think of them, and they came to Paris to help us finish the lyrics," Justice's Xavier de Rosnay told Papermag. "We never introduce things as 'featuring,' because we don't think it's Justice featuring Morgan Phalen; we really embrace the idea that Morgan Phalen is part of Justice, equally as much as we are. With all of the guests, they feel like the third member of Justice throughout the process. We understand the commercial appeal of having people that are really famous on the record, but this is something we are not really running after. We just think it's more fun to work with people we like."
  • The song's intro is a homage to AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock."
  • The music video was shot by Spanish collective Canada, who are a trio of directors comprising Luis Cerveró, Nicolás Méndez and Lope Serrano. We see two teams enter combat on motorcycles in an arena, a futuristic spin on American sports.

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