Battle Tapes’s “Brand New” has a fun retro sound that is part Dire Straits and part Franz Ferdinand in its execution. The track links together electronic, pop, and rock in a fashion that will get listeners out on the dance floor. The silky-smooth vocals that play at the top of the band’s new single are the perfect match for the high-energy synths and insistent beat of the percussion. Brand New is a song that will work equally well no matter whether it charts on alternative radio or pop playlists. The dynaism of Brand New ensures that it will stay fresh in fans’ minds long after the song begins to wind down.