When Julian Casablancas isn’t fronting with the Strokes he’s working with his side band, (formally named Julian Casablancas + The Voidz) The Voidz. Since Tyranny (2014) the Voidz have been gearing up for their sophomore album Virtue set to release March 30th. Until then, we’ve been gifted three singles from Virtue with their most recent release “Pointlessness.”
“Pointlessness” is the slowest of the three singles, with an eerie intro that sounds like the aftermath of a war (themes they covered in Tyranny). The track sounds good but doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the table. For those who played “Human Sadness” on repeat will notice “Pointlessness” sounds like a watered-down version of the Voidz’ most popular track.
Despite this criticism, “Pointlessness” is still a solid track and if it proves anything for Virtue it’s that the weakness of the album would be redundancy. Sure that’s a weakness for the Voidz, but at least we’re hearing a repeat of Julian’s best work as opposed to something like Comedown Machine.