Review: Death From Above’s “Freeze Me”

“You’ve got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea”

If you are a fan of Death From Above then this new single will keep you a fan. Their wall of sound style keeps your ears perked and adrenaline high. Like their music, Jesse and Sebastien like to keep their fans on their toes, dropping the 1979 off of their name and dropping a surprise single “Freeze Me”. With 10 years between You’re Woman, I’m Machine and The Physical World albums, DFA fans are no doubt thirsty for much more DFA. Their new single will satisfy and keep the rabid fans at bay, if only for a little while.

“I feel like you should be trying different things, whether subconsciously or consciously,” offers bassist and keyboardist Jesse Keeler. “You’ve got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea and see how big you can make it creatively. We both wanted to see how far we could take it as Death From Above. Once we started working on music, it seemed like this was going to be a record where the very idea of what our band is evolved.”

“It’s meant to be felt and stimulate you on an emotional level,” explains DFA vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger. “We tried to make something that excites and surprises us. My journey is that of enlightenment all the time and seeking some form of truth. There’s enough fiction in the world. We’re not going to tell you what to believe. That’s up to you.”

Click here to stream or purchase “Freeze Me”.

Check out the video they shot in Los Angeles and directed by Canadian filmmaker Corey Adams. It weaves the storyline in between and around the muscular, omnipresent Death From Above monster riff.

photo by: Lindsey Byrnes