All of us at Gotta Dance Dirty™ pride ourselves in the work that we do to bring you the most accurate & informative posts around. However, in trying to find out the facts about a new track off of Digitalism’s forthcoming album, I seem to have hit a wall. The track in question is called “Forrest Gump”. What I do know about the song is that Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) co-wrote the song along with Digitalism. However, there are conflicting reports as to what his entire role was. Some reports say that he did not lend his vocals to the track. Other reports say that he co-wrote the song AND is featured on vocals.
I’ve listened to “Forrest Gump” many times today & still can’t quite figure it out. If it is, in fact Mr. Casablancas, I praise his efforts for not trying to sound like his usual self. It also wouldn’t make much sense to have the lead singer of one of the world’s biggest bands help you pen a song but not lend his vocals. However…after many listens, I’m not 100% convinced it’s him. There’s a hint of a Euro-accent that seems to be throwing me off. What do you think?
Regardless of who is on vocals, I am liking the poppier indie-electro direction Digitalism seems to be taking. Their new album, “I Love You, Dude” drops June 20th.
*****UPDATE FROM DIGITALISM*****
“Hello everyone, yes we understand that our song “Forrest Gump” is out there now! – Just to clarify, Julian Casablancas does NOT feature on this track at all, he contributed to the writing of the song. Thank you all for the great feedback so far!”
Looks like we had it right…good ear by the commenters below.