The Chemical Brothers have released a new single, “Live Again”, and have shared details of their first book, “Paused In Cosmic Reflection”.
Announced earlier today (June 28), the single is described as “the perfect Chemical Brothers number,” utilizing the same signature elements the group featured in fan favorites such as ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl ‘ and ‘Galvanise.’.
“Live Again’ begins simply with a descending refined riff and a pair of contrasting vocal lines: one cut to pieces and reconstructed, the other the breath of an angel,” reads the single’s press description. “And then it all begins. What follows is a fast-paced roller coaster of screeching rhythm, monolithic noise and happy going, of analog noise and cascading voices.”
The song also features vocals from French experimental singer Halo Maud. It follows recent single “No Reason”, both taken from the band’s upcoming tenth studio album, due later this year.
Along with the new music, the Chemical Brothers revealed details of an upcoming book titled Paused In Cosmic Reflection. This is their first official book, with hundreds of hours of interviews that will give fans an insight into the duo’s 30-year career.
It also includes an exploration of the band’s creative process and the electronic scene in which they grew up, as well as a collection of photos from The Chemical Brothers’ archives, many of which fans have never seen before.
Noel Gallagher, Beck, Aurora, Beth Orton, Michel Gondry, Wayne Coyne and Adam Smith (the architect of his hallucinatory live shows) are just some of the names that have contributed to the book. It will be out on October 28th via White Rabbit (pre-order here).
In other Chemical Brothers news, Manchester duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons performed at Glastonbury 2023 last weekend. In the Arcadia area of the festival, they performed The Source’s “You Got The Love” with Candi Staton before releasing their own song “Go”.
They also played two tracks from the upcoming album, “No Reason” and “All Of A Sudden”.
Rowlands and Simons are currently in the middle of a string of live performances across Europe, starting with a show in Spain next Thursday (July 6).
They will also make a number of UK stops, including a concert at London’s O2 Arena on November 4. Find remaining tickets for upcoming concerts here.