Blondie Announces New Album ‘Pollinator,’ Featuring Sia, Charli XCX, Dev Hynes + More: See the Track List
Today (Feb. 1), the iconic "Heart of Glass" troupe announced that their 11th studio album, Pollinator, will arrive on May 5 via BMG — and they've brought a ton of talented friends along for the ride.
The album, which boasts production by John Congleton (who also worked on the new Goldfrapp), brings back "the late '70s Parallel Lines attitude" of the band according to a press release, kicking off with the disco-leaning lead track "Fun," crafted alongside TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek.
Other collaborations on Pollinator include the equally legendary Joan Jett on "Doom Or Destiny," Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) on "Long Time," Sia on a "bittersweet" song called "Best Day Ever" with The Strokes' Nick Valensi, Charli XCX for "pop-punk cheekiness" on a song called "Gravity" and The Smiths' Johnny Marr on "Fragments."
But wait — there's more! Bob's Burgers voice actor/comedian John Roberts, who voices Linda Belcher, guests on "Love Level," The Gregory Brothers of Songify the News appear on "When I Gave Up on You," and there's even a hidden Charli XCX-penned song on the CD version of Pollinator.
To promote the record, the band is heading out on tour in 2017 across Australia and New Zealand in April, with dates in North America and Europe to come.
The record is available to pre-order now, available in CD, digital and limited edition red heavy weight vinyl (and a limited white vinyl with indie retailers), plus a limited edition 7" box set.
Pollinator is Blondie's first LP since Ghosts of Download in 2014. The band has sold over 40 million albums worldwide in the past 40 years.
Check out the track listing, as well as the first tour dates, and listen to "Fun" below.
Pollinator Track Listing
1. Doom or Destiny
2. Long Time
3. Already Naked
5. My Monster
6. Best Day Ever
8. When I Gave Up On You
9. Love Level
10. Too Much
BLONDIE/CYNDI LAUPER SPRING 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
04/01/17 HUNTER VALLEY, NSW BIMBADGEN
04/02/17 MOUNT COTTON, QLD SIRROMET WINERY
04/04/17 SYDNEY, NSW ICC SYDNEY THEATRE
04/06/17 MELBOURNE, VIC ROD LAVER ARENA
04/08/17 YARRA VALLEY, VIC ROCHFORD WINES
04/09/17 MCLAREN VALE, SA LECONFIELD WINES
04/12/17 PERTH, WA KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS
04/15/17 CHRISTCHURCH HORNCASTLE ARENA
04/17/17 AUCKLAND VECTOR ARENA
BLONDIE WITH PHIL COLLINS
06/25/17 DUBLIN AVIVA STADIUM
06/30/17 LONDON BST HYDE PARK
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