Mexican indie rock legends Zoé have announced their comeback with a new song called “SKR,” the first single from their forthcoming album.
A melodic rock epic, “SKR” finds the band reaching upwards with their most psych rock side after their 2018 album Aztlán’s revisitation of their straight up indie rock meets synthpop that helped them become one of the biggest Mexican rock en español bands of their era. However, the single is not a departure in sound for the band, as it features some signature melodies from songwriter León Lárregui, letting loose in the chorus with luminous synths, wide open chords, and Lárregui going in for the kill with a falsetto hook. Zoé gets prog-rockish for some curveballs to keep us on our toes, thanks to multiple sections and some choice ‘70s electronics. The video, directed by Lárregui, features a digital exploration of different landscapes, architectures, forms and textures that complement the music’s trippy feel.
“SKR” is their first new music in two years since the release of Latin Alternative Grammy winner Aztlán. The band was set to celebrate 10 years of their landmark MTV Unplugged album Música de Fondo, but only got around to present the performance in full at Vive Latino last February.
This is the first single from Zoé’s forthcoming album due later this year. Their 7th full-length effort was produced by Nine Inch Nails remixer Craig Silvey, who has worked with The Horrors, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Magic Numbers in the production side We don’t know if “SKR” is a sign of the overall sound of the album but fans should be delighted.