"We've been through a lot of stuff in the past few years that could have stopped the band cold," said singer Tunde Adebimpe in a statement earlier this year. "But I'm glad we got it together and took stock of the unique connection we have between each other because the [new] record is 1,000%, without a doubt, the best thing we've ever done."
On the evidence presented here, he could be right. Powered by a nimble guitar riff and an energetic new-wave beat, Happy Idiot is a hymn to ignoring your problems in the hope they'll go away. "I'm a happy idiot waving at cars," sings co-vocalist Kyp Malone.
Of course, bottling up your feelings can only lead to trouble - and I suspect the new album, Seeds, will delve into the consequences... For now, though, enjoy three minutes of big dumb fun.