Over the course of 2017 and 2018, the Brooklyn synth-pop group Nation Of Language released a series of highly addictive singles that prompted us to name them a Band To Watch. But since the arrival of “Reality” in May of last year, the band’s been pretty quiet aside from their steady presence onstage around NYC.

During that time, it was easy to wonder (and hope) that Nation Of Language were off in seclusion working on new music. And, well, good news: Today we learn that was indeed the case. Nation Of Language have returned from their absence with a new track called “The Motorist.” It’s the first preview of a forthcoming debut album the band is gearing up to release in early 2020. [Stereogum, October 2019]