Bad Rabbits have announced their comeback album in some style, teaming up with none other than Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds.
The forthcoming ‘Garden Of Eden’ LP will mark the full-blooded return of Bad Rabbits when it lands on October 20, after a roughly five-year hiatus.
Its announcement follows the recently released, joyous ‘Goin’ Up’ single, which arrived with a heartwarming video shot in vocalist Fredua Boakye’s family’s homeland in Accra, Ghana.
And now the Boston band have gone one stage further and shared the title track from their forthcoming project, with Reynolds in a similarly buoyant vibe.
Have a listen to the new track via its brightly coloured video below.
Speaking about how the collab came about, Rou has explained:
“I remember meeting Bad Rabbits on Warped Tour back in 2011. I think, they, like us, felt a little like outliers on that lineup.
“Neither of us played generic pop-punk or metalcore, of which the bill was saturated, and both were combining different styles in new exciting ways.
“As someone who grew up on Soul Music (on account of my dad being a DJ in that world), I feel a real kinship with their music, and it never fails to put a smile on my face every time I put it on. It’s a real honor to be singing on this track.
“It’s an absolute belter and I hope we get to play it live together soon! It’s such a joy to have them back with a stunning new album. Long live Bad Rabbits.”
The ‘Garden Of Eden’ LP was produced by the band’s longtime friend and collaborator, B. Lewis, and has been billed by the band as a record that celebrates self-worth, love, and an evolved bravado.
The album’s artwork, by LazersLab, pays tribute to Boakye’s late father, a member of the Akyem people in Ghana.
In Akyem culture, the leopard represents royalty, and Fredua’s father had a fondness for gold watches.
Have a look at that artwork as well as the full tracklist below.
1: Garden Of Eden (Feat. Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari)
2: Goin’ Up
4: Let Me Rock
5: The Getaway
6: Freedom (Feat. Tim Henson of Polyphia)
9: Good Love
10: In Love & Plane Crashes