Gang Of Four’s “Lucky” Is A Song Born Out Of Financial News Channels

From financial news to the dancefloor

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Leeds quartet Gang of Four defies the notion of limitless luck in their new single “Lucky.” Built on a synthrock anchor with trimmings of disco and pop, “Lucky” is an analytical track that breaks down the overestimated power of luck. Stream below:

“This track itself is a product of chance. I’d been watching a serious debate on one of those financial news channels – six white men in suits arguing about the stock markets – and it set me thinking about how limited luck can be. America’s demented ringmaster-clown claims to have bestowed fortune on the markets. He believes himself the master of luck. In reality, they are casinos. A lot of trading is anyway now done by algorithms to try to eliminate the element of chance, but luck isn’t capable of fundamentally changing the system. Even if you believe market crashes are the result of bad luck rather than layer upon layer of human and machine error, the system shudders, restarts and goes on as before.” shared guitarist/founding member Andy Gill.

Co-written by Gill and frontman John ‘Gaoler’ Sterry, and produced by Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode), “Lucky” is the first new material since their critically acclaimed 2015 record What Happened Next. The track is from their forthcoming EP, Complicit, which will be out on April 13th. The band also has some show dates coming up:

4/27 – Zona Roveri Music Factory (Bologna, Italy)

4/28 – Traffic Club Roma (Rome, Italy)