Blondie still sounds like Blondie, a space-age mixture of icy dance beats and fiery post-punk attitude. Finally, it seems, the rest of popular music has come around again to Debbie Harry’s way of doing things.
Sure, there’s a guitar flourish here, and a few new technological wrinkles to boot. But that’s a distinction without a real difference. Blondie’s “I Want to Drag You Around” could have been made 35 years ago. Or last week.
As such, it will fit in perfectly with the forthcoming Blondie 4(0) Ever, which not only includes 12 other new songs but also a second album of newly updated takes on Blondie’s best-known songs.
This involving lyric video, created by J.H. Williams III, builds off his album cover work for Blondie 4(0) Ever, set for release on May 13, 2014. Williams is best known for his work on Batwoman, Seven Soldiers and Promethea.