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When Stars were recording their seventh album, No One Is Lost, the booming music from the nightclub below literally seeped into their Montreal studio. “The music would end at 3:30 [in the morning],” co-lead singer Torquil Campbell told Billboard. “I was trying to get to sleep and Charli XCX would be, like, banging downstairs. And, I loved it.” They started writing more dance-oriented music–songs to lose your mind to like it was your last night alive.
No One Is Lost took on extra resonance after their longtime manager was diagnosed with cancer. But instead of wallowing, there’s a strong feeling of celebration carried throughout the album. “This Is The Last Time” is a romantic kiss-off disguised as a pop hit. Download it below and catch Stars Saturday night at the Belmont. Doors at 8 p.m.