The track is taken from the band’s new album ‘Rant’, which will be released on April 2 on the band’s own Nul Records. The album is comprised entirely of acappella versions of the band’s tracks and a series of cover versions.
The band’s frontman Barry Hyde has previously told NME that he regards will.i.am and co’s ‘Meet Me Halfway’ as “amazing”, but added that his band felt they had to take the track’s rap section out as recording that was “a step too far”.
Asked why they’d opted to cover ‘Meet Me Halfway’, Hyde said: “A lot of people are surprised I like the Black Eyed Peas, I don’t like everything they do, but I like the majority of things I’ve heard. ‘Meet Me Halfway’ is amazing, melodically speaking. We took the rap out though, that was a step too far. But I do love ‘Meet Me Halfway’.”
The Futureheads will also embark on a full UK tour in support of ‘Rant’, playing a set that will be entirely acoustic and a cappella.
The band have added a new date to the tour schedule and will now begin the trek at Brighton’s Komedia on April 2. The tour runs until April 13 when the band play Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. The tour now consists of 10 dates in total.
The Futureheads will play:
Brighton Komedia (April 2)
Bristol Colston Hall (3)
London Union Chapel (4)
Leeds Wardrobe (5)
Stockton Georgian Theatre (6)
Gateshead Sage Theatre (8)
Glasgow Oran Mor (9)
Birmingham Glee Club (10)
Nottingham Glee Club (12)
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (13)