Idles have shared a new song “A Hymn”, which is taken off the Bristol band’s forthcoming album, Ultra Mono, out on September 25th via Partisan. 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.”
Listen/watch “A Hymn”, directed by Ryan Gander, below:
Ahead of release, Idles will host a series of three live performances from an iconic studio space (to be named later) on Aug 29 & 30, which will be professionally recorded, filmed, and livestreamed.