With their highly-anticipated new album now just over a week away, IDLES have returned to drop the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Car Crash' comes accompanied by a stunning new video, created in collaboration with Matthew Cusick, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'The Beachland Ballroom' in previewing their fourth LP 'CRAWLER', which is out on the 12th November via Partisan Records.
Speaking about the new offering, frontman Joe Talbot said, “It’s the horrific, comedown hangover -- waking up in the morning and realising the smashes, like, what the fuck am I doing with my life?”
While guitarist and co-producer Mark Bowen added, “We wanted it to be as violent as possible to reflect that event. I really wanted it to be this sonic touchstone. We recorded the drums beforehand and put them on a vinyl acetate. Whenever you replay an acetate, because it is kind of like a liquid, it degrades every time. It touches on things being transient and momentary — even a single drum hit. It’s like a memory, when the moment has passed and you deal with the repercussions over and over again, and they morph and change into something else. It’s one of the first times on an IDLES song where we used proper effects on the vocals -- it was Joe going through my pedal board, so you get both clarity and degradation.”
Check out the new video for 'Car Crash' in the player below.