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2016 is set to be one retro-feeling year for M83, if you believe what frontman Anthony Gonzalez said during his new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Even though it's been more than four years since the release of the band's Grammy-nominated Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, it appears as if M83 fans will be in for quite a surprise when the alt-electro collective drops their forthcoming set in the New Year because it's actually inspired by 1980's sitcoms like "Punky Brewster" and "Who's The Boss."

During the conversation, Anthony explained that the set is "very epic" with "a lot of eclecticism." "There's a lot of different genres that are not supposed to live together but I tried to make them live together, which is quite challenging," he explained. "It's also quite different from the previous albums which is what I'm the most proud of."

Unfortunately, fans won't hear Morgan Kibby offer vocals or keyboard talents to this record like in the past. Still, Gomez said that there are going to be a ton of "unexpected" guests. "It's more fun and fresh than my last album. But it's good to take your listeners into a different maze, you know?" he continued.

Check out Anthony Gonzalez's full interview with EW here

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