The lead track from Enter Shikari’s upcoming new record has been directed by vocalist Rou Reynolds, and is a burst of energy we all need.
Enter Shikari announced the details of their new album ‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ last week.
And they have now shared the visual for the first taste of it.
That track is ‘(pls) set me on fire’, a song all about begging the universe for the inspiration and drive that allows you to feel alive and kicking, a perfect metaphor for the past few years of making our way through the mud.
And the video, which has been directed by vocalist Rou Reynolds, embodies that very energy that you want to extract from the universe. The track itself hits hard, with brute force riffs and classic Shikari riffs, and the band put their all into bringing that intensity to life.
Here’s what Rou had to say about the tune:
“Honestly, I thought I was f*****. I’ve never felt so detached from my soul, my purpose, my f****** spirit. I didn’t write music for almost two years. The longest I’d gone before that was two weeks. I was broken. It’s almost as if my brain had asked: “What is the point in music if it cannot be shared? What is the point in writing music if it’s not to be experienced with others?” and then promptly switched itself off. ‘(pls) set me on fire’ grew out of that desperation. This song is a projectile vomit of positive energy. Every emotion trapped inside me for two years, finally set free.”
Here we go, then:
‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ will be yours on April 21 via SO Recordings / Ambush Reality.
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
1. A Kiss for the Whole World x
2. (pls) set me on fire
3. It Hurts
4. Leap into the Lightning
5. feed yøur søul
6. Dead Wood
9. Bloodshot (Coda)
10. goldfĭsh ~
11. Giant Pacific Octopus (i don’t know you anymore)
12. giant pacific octopus swirling off into infinity…