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Tame Impala flash back to 80’s pop on new single

Tame Impala - 'Cause I'm a Man

Australian neo-psych rockers Tame Impala are in the process of recording their third LP Currents, which is scheduled to be released later this year on Interscope Records, and continue to show why it will be one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2015.

Just hours after announcing the title of the new record, the group revealed a new single, “‘Cause I’m a Man,” on its Facebook page early Sunday morning in the U.S. (consider it a little present from the Easter Bunny if you want).

Frontman Kevin Parker has recently said that the band would be taking a new approach to its songwriting for Currents, and the four-minute track sure isn’t anything like what we’ve heard from Tame Impala before. Right from the start, Parker injects a heavy dose of 80’s pop, taking us for a smooth ride before eventually turning to lines like “‘Cause I’m a man, woman / Don’t always think before I do / ‘Cause I’m a man, woman / It’s the only answer I got for you” during the song’s chorus.

With Tame Impala set to play Coachella next Friday, there’s a decent chance fans headed to Indio will get to hear this one played live for the first time ever, unless Parker and company decide to lay that honor on their Southern California fans in Pomona next Wednesday night when they kick off their two-month-long tour across the U.S.

While the new single doesn’t quite reach “Purple Rain” stature, even Prince might dig it.

Let us know what you think in the comments section after you listen to the track here:

You can also check out the music video here:

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