Enter Shikari have shared a new single called ‘Bull’ – you can listen to it below.
The song features Cody Frost and is the band’s second collaboration of the year, following this summer’s “The Void Stares Back” with Wargasm.
“We’ve known Cody for years and years, and we consider them an integral part of the Shikari family,” explained frontman Rou Reynolds. “We always knew they were extremely talented and it was great to see them start to rise and find their voice.”
Reynolds said he thought of Frost “immediately” when writing the chorus for “Bull,” praising the singer’s “incredible dynamic ability” and “enormous power.”
Regarding the song’s meaning, Reynolds said: “It’s like some people show up in your life, do massive damage, and then slip out again unscathed and unscathed. Whether they’re stalkers or bullies, social media trolls or romance. Because of the disrespect, it’s a song about those people who damage your mental health, your self-confidence and even your own identity.”
Frost added: “I’d been through a tough breakup and I’d lost everything, so when Rory was [Clewlow, guitarrista] he messaged me asking if I wanted to join the Shikari track, I went crazy! I am a huge fan of Enter Shikari since I was 15 years old, I even have the title of my favorite song tattooed on my palms.
“When I got the news I sat in my room for hours and the lyrics just poured out, I went into the studio with Dan [Weller]who worked with me on my own music and some of Shikari’s music as well, to do the vocals while the band listened.”
They concluded, “The video was a dream, my favorite musicians serving me cakes! It was surreal, and the concept was so much fun that I know Shikari fans will love it. “
Enter Shikari’s sixth and final studio album, ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’, came out in April 2020. ‘The Void Stares Back’ was said to be a “new beginning” for Reynolds and the company, but he doesn’t have the group. his next album has yet to be announced.
Speaking to NME at the 2022 Reading Festival, Reynolds gave an update on the new music for Enter Shikari.
“We’ve been writing all summer, trying to get things done and putting together a timetable of how we’re going to go forward, but [‘The Void…’] This is the first new song in a few years,” he explained.
“I couldn’t write during the lockdown at all, so this is the first offering from that entire period.”
In September, Rou Reynolds collaborated with You Me At Six on their song ‘No Future? Yeah Right’.