EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Announce New Album ‘Re-Animator’
Everything Everything tease the release of their fifth album, Re-Animator, with an anthemic new track, Arch Enemy.
Only a few weeks since we were treated to their latest explosive single In Birdsong, the Manchester quartet are now ready to unveil a new chapter in their career as they announce their highly anticipated fifth album Re-Animator, set to be released on August 21st.
The inspiration behind the upcoming work came from the band’s unsurprising take on the world’s wonderment, but also its not so wondrous aspects such as the horror of politics and the ominous threat of climate change. Frontman Jonathan Higgs saw this as opportunity to express his fascination over Julian Jaynes’ theory of the bicameral mind and wanted to make sure that’s evident in his work, as he explained:
This idea of the divided self captivated me. Jaynes attributes this to the origin of gods, people ascribing deity status to this voice they could hear in their head. All this blew my mind, and I started thinking of ways I could make this a central concept. It really touched me. So across the whole record there are millions or references to this theory – to having a split brain, two selves, hearing voices.
The album announcement is not the only exciting news though as the band decided to further tease what we should expect from their new work with their newest single Arch Enemy. Perfectly channelling everything stated above, the four minute track is an enticingly funky sonic with playful electro synths and dazzling falsettos that follows a character’s quest to finding his own God.
Explaining the track’s storyline, Higgs commented:
‘Arch Enemy’ sees a modern-day protagonist searching for a meaningful God. Finding only a congregation of greed, toxicity and waste, in the form of a sentient fatberg in the sewer, he duly prays to it, willing it to purge the decadent world above that has created it. These growing grease mountains are a curious juxtaposition of the modern and the ancient; a brand new example of archaic squalor.
Re-Animator is set for release on August 21st, in the meantime keep an eye on the band’s social media for future live shows announcement.
1. Lost Powers
2. Big Climb
3. It Was A Monstering
6. Arch Enemy
7. Lord Of The Trapdoor
8. Black Hyena
9. In Birdsong
10. The Actor
11. Violent Sun