Having recently released their first new music in two years, Everything Everything announce their new album Re-Animator will be released on August 21st via Infinity Industries (artwork and tracklisting below). Coinciding with the album reveal, the quartet have also dropped their new single Arch Enemy. Watch and listen below.
New album Re-Animator follows on from 2017’s Mercury Prize nominated A Fever Dream. Like their previous efforts, fans can expect the new record to be another crafty combination of harmonies driven by synths and programming.
Re-Animator was party inspired by the eminent psychologist Julian Jaynes’ theory of the bicameral mind which frontman Jonathan Higgs is fascinated with. According to this theory, early in human evolution the two sides of the brain were next to each other but functioned independently.
This idea of the divided self captivated me. Jaynes attributes this to the origin of gods, people ascribing deity status to this voice they could hear in their head. All this blew my mind, and I started thinking of ways I could make this a central concept. It really touched me. So across the whole record there are millions or references to this theory – to having a split brain, two selves, hearing voices.
On new single Arch Enemy he added:
Arch Enemy’ sees a modern-day protagonist searching for a meaningful God. Finding only a congregation of greed, toxicity and waste, in the form of a sentient fatberg in the sewer, he duly prays to it, willing it to purge the decadent world above that has created it. These growing grease mountains are a curious juxtaposition of the modern and the ancient; a brand new example of archaic squalor.
Recorded at RAK studios last December with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne), Re-Animator is available to pre-order as of now.
Re-Animator artwork & tracklisting
- Lost Powers
- Big Climb
- It Was A Monstering
- Arch Enemy
- Lord Of The Trapdoor
- Black Hyena
- In Birdsong
- The Actor
- Violent Sun