One Way Trigger

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"One Way Trigger"
File:One Way Trigger single cover.jpg
Song by The Strokes from the album Comedown Machine
Released January 25, 2013
Format Free download, streaming
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 4:02
Label RCA
Writer
  • J. Casablancas
  • A. Hammond, Jr.[1]
Producer Gus Oberg
Comedown Machine track listing
"All the Time"
(2)
"One Way Trigger"
(3)
"Welcome to Japan"
(4)
B movie-style lyrics sheet designed by Warren Fu.[2]
B movie-style lyrics sheet designed by Warren Fu.[2]

"One Way Trigger" is a song by American rock band The Strokes. Written primarily by Albert Hammond, Jr. and Julian Casablancas, it was released as a free download ahead of their fifth studio album, Comedown Machine and was made available for streaming via YouTube[3] and SoundCloud,[4] and as a free download via the band's official website on January 25, 2013.[5] Casablancas posted a stylized lyric sheet for the song, designed by long-time collaborator Warren Fu, on his official website on January 30, 2013.[6]

The song was the first written by Hammond Jr. following rehabilitation for his drug addiction.[7] It is synth-driven, similarly to several tracks on the band's previous album, Angles, and features unusual falsetto vocals from singer Julian Casablancas, as well as the first instance of an acoustic guitar on a Strokes recording.[8]

The song is one of the few from Comedown Machine to have been performed live, and is the only Strokes song to have ever been performed live by Hammond Jr. as a solo artist.[9]

The song takes inspiration from the popular Brazilian genre "tecnobrega". The Strokes had heard a rendition of their own song "Last Night" played in this style and decided to do a track of their own, which was "One Way Trigger."

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "One Way Trigger"   4:02

Charts

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[10] 57


References

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  2. [2]
  3. "The Strokes - "One Way Trigger" (Audio)". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Battan, Carrie (January 25, 2013). "Listen: The Strokes' New Song "One Way Trigger"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Battan, Carrie (January 25, 2013). "Listen: The Strokes' New Song "One Way Trigger"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Snapes, Laura. "Check Out the Strokes' B Movie-Style Lyric Poster for "One Way Trigger"". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Sundermann, Eric. "ALBERT HAMMOND JR.'S 'PALE BLUE DOT' MOMENT: "I WANTED TO BE CURIOUS AGAIN"". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 1 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. [3]
  9. Fairbarn, Sam. "Albert Hammond Jr plays The Strokes' 'One Way Trigger' live". NME.com. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "The Strokes – Chart history" Japan Hot 100 for The Strokes. Retrieved December 22, 2014.

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