Following on from the enormous reception behind their 2019 album 'No Geography', The Chemical Brothers have now returned to share a brand new single.
The new track 'The Darkness That You Fear' is their first piece of new material in two years, and comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Bristol-based Ruffmercy.
Speaking about the new offering, the duo's Tom Rowlands said, “The Darkness That You Fear is a hopeful piece of music. When we found the combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music it made us feel optimistic, like it was something we wanted to share.”
While Ruffmercy added about the video, “When I first heard the song I immediately connected with the theme and the overall positive vibe. New government rules for relaxing lockdown had been announced and combined with the sun shining, it left me feeling positive about the forthcoming summer. It also triggered a strong sense of nostalgia that led to me going back to look for visual inspiration from the period in time when I first discovered The Chemical Brothers in the mid ’90’s. The video combines archive rave footage from the mid to late 90’s with hand painted Super 8 film textures and hand drawn animation. I love using colour to create chaos and evoke emotions and this was the perfect project to do that.”
Check out the new video for 'The Darkness That You Fear' in the player below.