Guitarist Serge Pizzorno sings beneath a tree to celebrate the longest day of the year
Kasabian have revealed an acoustic version of ‘British Legion’ in celebration of summer solstice.
In the new video titled ‘British Legion for Midsummer’ guitarist Serge Pizzorno performs the track alone, sat on the grass beneath a tree. Watch the video below.
Posting the video to their facebook page today (June 21) the band wrote:
“This time last year, we were about to kick off a MASSIVE party in Leicester in honour of the Summer Solstice … This year, Midsummer’s Day falls on a Sunday, so here’s something a little more soothing. Thanks for coming last year and here’s to this summer’s festivals! See you soon x”
The track is taken from their second album ‘Empire’, which was released in 2006.
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and is celebrated by many different cultures around the world.
Last night (June 20), 23,000 people gathered around Wiltshire’s Stone Henge to watch the sun rise and mark the occasion. As reported by BBC News, Wiltshire Police said the celebrations were “positive and peaceful”.
Kasabian are currently working on the follow-up to their fifth album ’48:13′, which was released last year.
In February, the Leicester band explained their progress to NME. Singer Tom Meighan said the record sounded “like a new born baby,” with guitarist Serge Pizzorno adding: “Wow, can’t put it any better than that.”
Kasabian headline V Festival alongside Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and Stereophonics this year. The event runs simultaneously in Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Essex between August 22-23.