Justice & Tame Impala – Neverender 

“Neverender,” featuring Tame Impala, is the opening track to the French electro duo Justice’s first album in eight years, Hyperdrama, and already, fans are buzzing about how it’s a life-changing track. I remember one specifically gushing, “In a world without Daft Punk, there’s JUSTICE…”

I remember / The hardest of the times I don’t forget” – I still can’t get this line or Tame Impala’s cool silky voice singing it in falsetto out of my head since I first listened to it. The cool lush vocals are sandwiched in between choppier beats that build tension as the song progresses.

Before “Neverender,” Justice and Tame Impala had previously collaborated on the silky, disco-adjacent track “One Night/All Night.” The song marked the duo’s first collaboration with the psychedelic producer and performer. It feels fated that Justice should collaborate with Tame Impala on “One Night/All Night” and “Neverender,” because they once turned down the opportunity to remix a song with Tame Impala for the sweetest reason.

“We liked it, but we were not like, ‘Okay, okay, this is going to be in the next huge thing.’ We were like, ‘Okay, that’s cool. That’s like a cool new band.’ And in 2012, before Lonerism came out, we received a remix request for ‘Elephant.’ And that’s when we [understood] that we couldn’t do anything to it. And at this moment, we were like-” Xavier de Rosnay, one-half of Justice, told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe ahead of the release of their album Hyperdrama.

“Yeah. No, but I mean, there are songs that we really love. But I remember ‘Elephant,’ we were really, not jealous, but we were like, ‘Wow!’” Gaspard Augé, the other half of the electronic duo, added. “It’s very rare that everybody agrees about something [but] everybody was like ‘Okay this is so good.’”

Another thing that the fans loved about “Neverender” was the way Parker’s voice was almost made to feel like it was a part of the instrumental.

Speaking on their earlier collab “One Night/All Night,” Xavier de Rosnay said, “It was really an exchange. We didn’t come up with a finished track, and say, ‘Okay, sing on top of it.’ We played him very, very early demos, knowing that he knows what to demo, so it doesn’t need to have something that sounds great or whatever. And then we’re just going back and forth. So while not directly having his hands on the production or whatever, of course the way the track sounds, the way it’s produced, the way it’s edited, it’s like it’s very reliant on his vocals and everything. So he is directly, of course, part of the production process and everything.”

“Neverender” is about being stuck in a cycle of pain where you’re thinking you could have done something differently to preserve a relationship that’s ended.