The new single, ‘Armatopia’ harks back to his days in Electronic with a synth underpinning and fine melodies

Former Smiths guitarist and all-round British rock legend Johnny Marr has released a new single called ‘Armatopia’ and it’s an octavey, synth-led banger.

Marr calls it “eco-disco for 2019”, in part due to its thematic state of doom lyrics and it uses the classic trick of covering a worrying topic with upbeat musical signifiers. Take a listen below.

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