IDLES have teased a new track on social media, ‘A Hymn’, set for release later this week.
The band’s announcement came with a short excerpt of what appears to be a music video for ‘A Hymn’.
Our next single 'A HYMN', out Tuesday 14 July.
— I D L E S (@idlesband) July 11, 2020
IDLES announced their third studio album last month, teasing the news with an obscure video on Facebook. The 12-track record will be released September 25 through Partisan.
The album was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan (Anna Calvi, Cut Copy), with additional programming provided by Kenny Beats. Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth will also feature on the track ‘Ne Touche Pas Moi’.
Last month, the band’s frontman, Joe Talbot, launched a virtual talk show, Balley TV. The third episode was published earlier this month and featured Billy Bragg and Arlo Parks. Previous episodes starred Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Mike Skinner, Hak Baker and CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry.
Releasing one episode every fortnight until mid-August, future instalments will include segments with Sharon Van Etten, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament and Jehnny Beth, among others.