Freakshow, the second single in the Cure's set of four heralding the arrival of their 13th album, is a very nice song, and reminiscent of the funky sounds of the band that we haven't heard done well since The Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Both the single and the b-side are fast pieces, the disc itself clocking in at six minutes for two songs. The guitar on both tracks is excellent and very wah-ful, which is a clear indicator of the importance of Porl's return to the lineup. The lyrics in Freakshow continue Robert's fascination with romance and sexuality seen in The Only One and NY Trip, though the b-side takes a darker turn, sounding akin to an outtake from their 2004 self-titled album. Though some fans may prefer the poppier sound of The Only One to this single, I find that Freakshow has a kind of excitement and ballsiness that Robert Smith hasn't shown in a long time. The singles have gone from good to great so far, so keep an eye out for the third single due in July.