Boys Like Girls are officially back with their first new music in over a decade.
Check out the video for the relentlessly catchy new single ‘Blood And Sugar’ below:
On the new song, frontman Martin Johnson said“Thematically the song is fairly simple, an empty calorie relationship that’s so delicious you don’t care. You’re willing to deal with the crash. It continues to beat you down yet you keep coming back for more pain…almost like you’ve learned to love it. Why this obsession? We’re only skin and bone. Humans. Just blood and sugar, really. I think everyone has an infatuation with something bad for them. Cigarettes. Sports gambling. Porn. Internet validation. Pills that change the way you feel. Buying too many shoes. I know I spend a lot of time trying to fill the empty hole where drugs used to be. I spend most of the time trying to fill that hole with “perfection.” But in the end…nobody’s perfect. Hey. we’re only blood and sugar, right?”
In a post to fans on Instagram, the band wrote “12 years is a long time, an eternity almost. the entire life of a 7th grader. in 12 years we’ve changed as men and the world around us has changed even more. we’ve said goodbye to some old friends, said hello to some new ones. that fearless youthful twinkle in the eye has been replaced by new calluses on the hands and heart and couple new grey hairs. yet through the hibernation we’ve grown. stronger, hungrier. almost as pissed off and competitive as we we’re when we were kids.”
“The fear of failure has dissipated and the identity we created as teenagers has taken on new life. everything’s completely different. yet…everything’s exactly the same. and exactly the way it should be. we hope you enjoy our new song. you certainly waited long enough for it. we’re BOYS LIKE GIRLS and BLOOD AND SUGAR is streaming everywhere now. you know where the link is.”
A new album is also on the way with the band now signed to Fearless Records/Concord. Release date and further details to be announced.
We caught up with the band backstage at When We Were Young Festival last year, you can check out that full interview below: