Premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record yesterday (28th July), Everything Everything have released a new song, ‘Violent Sun’. This is the fourth single to be heard from their album ‘RE-ANIMATOR’, due for release 11th September. This is now the band’s third single in a row to be premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show ‘Future Sounds’ as the Hottest Record, following ‘Planets’ and ‘Arch Enemy’.
It has been revealed that ‘Violent Sun’ is the closing track on the album, and it was described in a press release as being “a first in the Everything Everything catalogue.” The release went on to say, “It’s a propulsive rush of melody with a cinematic scale…The band wanted it to feel like the last song played on the dance floor.” Now that fans can listen to the song, this is very apparent in the fast-paced vocal line and suspended synths.
Frontman Jonathan Higgs said himself that “‘Violent Sun’ is about the feeling that something terrible is approaching fast, and you want to hold on to this moment forever.” In his interview with Annie Mac, he expressed this same sentiment, as well as going on to discuss the album, his musical process, and his fans, saying, “every time we’ve put something out that we’re really proud of ourselves, people react really well.”
The band capture their vision for the song in the music video, also released yesterday. Though still in isolation, each member used a GoPro to film themselves running through various locations. The video has gained 13,000 views on YouTube, and still counting.
In his interview for Radio 1, Higgs also mentioned the upcoming ‘RE-ANIMATOR’ tour which Everything Everything will embark on in March 2020. This is to be their first headlining tour in years, but the future of live music is still so uncertain, given the Covid-19 pandemic. He told Mac, “It feels amazing to finally put something in stone. I mean, who knows what the world will be like by then, but we’re looking ahead to March and hopefully we’ll be able to go on the road again.” Tickets are available now from the bands website.