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Blondie Premiere New Song, "Fun"

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Blondie will release their 11th studio album, Pollinator, May 5 via BMG.

You can hear the album's first single—"Fun"—below.

The tune, which features a symphony of synths, driving percussion and Debbie Harry's icy cool vocals, also features a tasty bit of guitar and something akin to a guitar solo.

The album, which was recorded at NYC's The Magic Shop, was penned by an eclectic group of songwriters. TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek's wrote "Fun," while Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes composed "Long Time," a song about "racing down the Bowery."

There's the Sia-penned track "Best Day Ever," a collaboration with the Strokes' Nick Valensi, and the Charli XCX tune "Gravity," which bonds Charli and Debbie Harry in pop-punk cheekiness. "My Monster" is courtesy of the Smiths' Johnny Marr.

Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein are still at the heart of Pollinator; they wrote "Doom Or Destiny," which features Joan Jett on vocals, and several other tunes. The band is rounded out by Clem Burke, Matt Katz-Bohen, Leigh Foxx and Tommy Kessler.

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Pollinator Track Listing:
1. Doom or Destiny
2. Long Time
3. Already Naked
4. Fun
5. My Monster
6. Best Day Ever
7. Gravity
8. When I Gave Up on You
9. Love Level
10. Too Much
11. Fragments

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.