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Enter Shikari’s latest song “Live Outside” debuted yesterday. Within moments, social media was abuzz; fans calling it ‘the perfect summer song’. But as those familiar with the band know all too well, lyrical genius Rou Reynolds never met a loaded lyric he didn’t like. And with today’s video release, true to form, it’s clear Reynolds and his equally talented bandmates are, figuratively, frolicking in a field of poison.
With appearances by Chris Batten (bass), Rob Rolfe (drums) and Rory Clewlow (guitar) and Reynolds himself, the video –realistically– touches on a world where happiness often comes via escapism, deviously provided by Big Pharma. Quickly, the viewer/listener realizes the delightful, “commercially appealing” tune itself is a metaphor for this faux happy, often times twisted world in which we live. Vintage Shikari. Check video out HERE.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL, kids…
Also announced — their anticipated album’s name and release date: “The Spark” hits September 22nd (thoughtfully a few days before my birthday; thank you, boys) and the tour begins November 16th in Liverpool (a hot town, I hear from band insiders). Like Christmas in summer, we even have the tracklisting.
If you haven’t already, listen to this band’s evolution starting from their debut album “Take To The Skies” up to their current offerings, including the brilliant “The Mindsweep”. They’re truly leaders of the new music scene. If you think it’s all been done before, and there’s no such thing as a musical pioneer in this day and age, think again. –Juliet