In what is a new era for the Leicester natives, Kasabian have their foot flat on the pedal in 2022. With new their highly anticipated new album The Alchemist’s Euphoria set to drop on the 5th of August this year via Columbia Records and a slight change of personnel, we see the band igniting old flames with their latest video for the track “CHEMICALS- 3:21AM in Les-tah”.
The hometown heroes pay a trippy homage to their beloved city of Leicester in a pulsating pop anthem that delivers moments of elated euphoria and dramatic suspense. Written by the new frontman Serge Pizzorno and produced by himself and Fraser T Smith with mixing by Spike Stent. The video was shot at 3:21AM out on the lamplit streets as Pizzorno bobs, weaves and skanks his way through the early hours. Directed by LOOSE (who has worked alongside Idles, Fred Again, Joy Crookes, Berwyn, Flo), the story seems all too familiar as we join the band on their journey at the tail end of a big’un. See for yourself in the video below:
Discussing the meaning of “CHEMICALS”, Serge Pizzorno stated in a press release; “It is me telling myself that it is going to be okay. It was me seeing myself in those few weeks when everything kicked off. It’s the future me saying to that person: ‘This is shit, but don’t worry, it will get better.’ So having a song about talking to yourself is universal, I think. We all have to find a way to deal with the complications, the mess and the mortality of life.”
Fans will be glad to hear that later this year Kasabian will be taking the stage in a run of UK shows (including a date at London’s Alexandra Palace). To get hold of a ticket, follow the link here. Have a look to see where you can find a gig near you in the list beneath:
28/10/2022- AO Arena- Manchester, UK
29/10- Alexandra Palace- London, UK
02/11- Motorpoint Arena- Cardiff, UK
04/11- Utilita Arena, UK
The Alchemist’s Euphoria can now be pre-ordered in a range of formats along with the band’s official merch. Take a trip over to their official website to get yours now.
In his own words, Pizzorno promises; “This album was just us saying, ‘Let’s see what we can do, let’s see where we can take this’. Every album we’ve made has been way different to the one previously and you’ve never really known where we’re going to go next.”