You Me At Six have posted their new single ‘The Swarm’ online, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to the track.
The track, which is released as a single on Sunday (March 18), has been written as the soundtrack to a new Thorpe Park rollercoaster, also called The Swarm.
The band’s guitarist Max Helyer previously told NME that the track was inspired by the ride’s focus on the end of the world and fitted in with the rollercoaster’s apocalyptic themes.
He said of this: “It’s basically about the end of the world and the ride is full of near misses and loads of near hits. It’s Europe’s tallest winged rollercoaster in the world and Thorpe Park told us it was going to be very scary, so we decided we’d rock it up a little bit more, make it a bit more heavier and a bit hairier. It’s a bit like ‘Bite My Tongue’, but without screaming. It’s a massive epic rock song, it’s definitely got aggression, and it’s definitely got edge.”
He said of this: “We ended up recording it with Gil Norton. We had a really good time writing it and although it’s obviously done for the ride, it still feels like a You Me At Six song. We recorded it in Bath, we had a bit of time before we left for tour so we did it then. We just did the one track, but we jammed out a few potential new ideas for songs. We’re not going to be writing for ages, but we thought we’d take the time to enjoy the benefits of working with Gil.”
The band were forced to move the opening two nights of their UK and Ireland tour, which was due to begin last night (March 14), after singer Josh Franceschi fell ill. The tour will now begin on Saturday (March 17) in Leicester.
You can watch a video interview with You Me At Six from their most recent UK tour by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.