- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 2:58PM
IDLES have shared a new song "A Hymn" - the emotional centerpiece off the Bristol band’s forthcoming LP 'Ultra Mono' out Friday 25 September.
The accompanying music video features the band driving with their parents through their hometown streets to the shops, providing a grey window into suburban English life that matches the song’s heavyhearted churn.
Frontman Joe Talbot says of the song: "'A Hymn' is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal's teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen.”
"A Hymn" follows the release of other Ultra Mono highlights "Mr. Motivator" and "Grounds", the latter of which earned a spotlight in the NY Times (“What’s a British post-punk band to do at a moment of black American protest that has spread worldwide? Slam and declare solidarity.”)