Via The Guardian comes a new shape of punk I don’t think we could have possibly seen coming. The soul of Refused shines through in this song from their new album Freedom, entitled Françafrique and inspired by French colonization of Africa. But the sound? Well, 1998’s landmark Shape Of Punk To Come was a radical and weird bucking of a genre, that has, as cockily prophesied, come to redefine it. To the extent that we’re now comfortable with a certain sound, that Freedom is certainly out to challenge. Let’s not get too cozy with our expectations. This isn’t fucking U2 we’re talking about here.