Published Nov 18, 2016If you thought that Justice fell off the radar, Woman is the record they're making a comeback with. Despite the wait, listeners can expect a riveting record that plays like a proper album; every song functions as well within the whole as it does as a single.
As focused on cohesion as it is on quality and aesthetics, Woman is a more sensual take on the seminal sound of Justice. The record opens with "Safe And Sound," and captivates immediately. Tracks like "Heavy Metal" border on electronic renditions of Bach before retreating back to the punctuated, funk-tinged girth that has become a signature for the French touch duo. Drawing as much from the '80s as it does from the 2000s, this is a record that's intended for the stage. Its hook-driven construction, including a slew of vocal features, ensures a memorability that is accessible to fans and fair-weather listeners alike.
All firmly rooted in the danceable Ed Banger heritage, Justice return reimagined, buoyed by a renewed interest in, and appreciation for, the timelessness of disco. Woman is confident and captivating, and demands attention. (Ed Banger)