Everything Everything have released the lead single from their upcoming new album today (February 7) – listen to ‘Bad Friday’ below.
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The single is taken from new album ‘Raw Data Feel’, which will be released on May 20. You can pre-order the album here.
Explaining the meaning behind the new single and its accompanying video, frontman Jonathan Higgs said: “This song is about being a victim of violence, explaining it away through the gauze of a ‘crazy night out’.
“We wanted the video to have a monochrome Ink Spots classicism to it, disrupted by elements of A.I.-generated imagery. This reflects the approach to writing and producing the song – the minimalistic combined with the surreal and disorientating.”
You can watch the video for ‘Bad Friday’ here:
The group have used A.I. to help them create some of the songs on the new album. They created a programme using “the entire terms and conditions of LinkedIn, the ancient epic poem Beowulf, 400,000 4Chan forum posts and the teachings of Confucius,” according to a statement.
The result has helped to form the album’s lyrics, artwork and aesthetic.
Alongside the new album drop, the group are releasing a new limited-edition lyric book called CAPS LOCK ON: Lyrics + Debris 2007-2022, via Faber Music. This will also arrive on May 20.
It’s described as “a full-colour, hardback edition presenting the lyrics to all songs released by the band including b-sides, rarities and new album Raw Data Feel” and a “treasure trove of previously unseen images featured alongside the lyrics, including behind-the-scenes archive material of notebooks, chord sheets, set lists and photos.”
See the new dates below.
30 – Tramshed, Cardiff
31 – Rock City, Nottingham
1 – O2 Academy Leeds
2 – Newcastle University
4 – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow
5 – O2 Academy Liverpool
7 – Waterfront, Norwich
8 – Manchester Academy
9 – O2 Academy Birmingham
11 – O2 Academy Bristol
12 – Brighton Dome
13 – The Roundhouse, London
16 – Academy, Dublin