“These 3 Things,” the lead single from Ought’s recently announced third album, Room Inside the World, ditches the Montreal band’s typical blend of biting, wordy post-punk for a straightforward, chilly new wave vibe. Icy synths and strings swell into sparse guitar passages, helping to fill out the space between crisp sequenced drums led by driving bass.

Vocalist Tim Darcy raises questions on what’s inside the body – seeing, hearing and feeling the soul, even owing something to your heart. These questions are hilariously accompanied by awkward visuals of test trials first succeeding on a trial dummy then subsequently failing on a human subject.

Room Inside the World comes out February 16, 2018 on Royal Mountain Records / Merge Records.