Mercury nominated group's third album 'Get To Heaven' released June 15
Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs has said he wants the band’s third album to get listeners “angry”.
Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Higgs explained his reasons behind the “uncomfortable” themes on their forthcoming third album ‘Get To Heaven’, released on June 15.
He said: “I wanted to make something that makes you get angry and want to do something about it, because that’s how I was feeling.
“Don’t quiz me on the politics of Syria or Ukraine, I don’t fucking know, but I do know it makes me feel wretched and confused and anxious without having to know who’s right and who’s wrong.”
Speaking of the album’s themes, he explained: “It’s trying to inhabit these people who do this stuff – like how would I feel if I was Muslim, or a rejected Hollywood teen like that Rodger kid.
“With this record, I just feel like time is running out for the band. There’s a certain amount of time people will bother listening to us at all, and it felt like, ‘You can’t just hang around forever not approaching things that feel uncomfortable.'”
Everything Everything worked with producer Stuart Price (Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys) on the follow up to 2013’s ‘Arc’. ‘Get To Heaven’ is released on June 15, following the album’s first single ‘Distant Past’, which is out now.
Higgs stated: “People are not going to know what the fuck to do with [the record], and I don’t care cos I think it’s awesome.”
Late last year Everything Everything debuted new material live during a Manchester Central Library residency.
Everything Everything will join James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen on the line-up for the line-up for Festival Number 6. The festival runs from September 3-6 in Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales. The quartet also join The Cribs and Peace for Liverpool Sound City, which runs from May 21-24.