NEWS: Everything Everything announce new A.I inspired album 'Raw Data Feel', new single and details of ltd book 2

NEWS: Everything Everything announce new A.I inspired album ‘Raw Data Feel’, new single and details of ltd book

Everything Everything have announced details of their forthcoming new album Raw Data Feel, scheduled for release May 20th 2022.

To precede the release of the album, the Manchester art-rock band have also released the lead single ‘Bad Friday’ –  a confident and infectious return – with layers of melodic synths intertwining with a tight and rousing rhythm section to spectacular effect. Watch the video below.

Explaining the meaning behind ‘Bad Friday’ and the video’s visuals, frontman Jonathan Higgs said: “This song is about being a victim of violence, explaining it away through the gaze of a ‘crazy night out’. We wanted the video to have a monochrome Ink Spots classicism to it, disrupted by elements of A.I.-generated imagery.”

On Raw Data Feel, the band have re-invented themselves and have set about the task of revolutionising pop music with one eye to the future. Instead of using the usual muses for lyrical inspiration, Higgs has let technology get involved; creating an A.I program and feeding it selected information – the entire terms and conditions of Linked In, the anchient epic poem Beowulf, 400’000 4chan forum posts and the teachings of Confucius – into A.I automation processes and using the resulting responses as the basis of the songs’ lyrics. It’s a new modern take on the cut up techniques, popularised by David Bowie.

Raw Data Feel tracklisting

1. Teletype

2. I Want A Love Like This

3. Bad Friday

4. Pizza Boy

5. Jennifer

6. Metroland Is Burning

7. Leviathan

8. Shark Week

9. Cut UP!

10. HEX

11. My Computer

12. Kevin’s Car

13. Born Under A Meteor

14. Software Greatman

To coincide with the release of Raw Data Feel, Everything Everything have also released details of CAPS LOCK ON; Lyrics + Debris 2007-2022 – the limited edition, full-colour hardback book of lyrics and photos from the 15 year history of the band – out via Faber Music. For fans of the band, it’s the perfect compliment to the new album.

A tour has been arranged to support the release of Raw Data Feel, with support being offered by Do Nothing, Pheobe Green, Liz Lawrence and L’objectif at different dates throughout the tour.

Everything Everything 2022 tour dates

31 Mar | Rock City, Nottingham

1 Apr | O2 Academy, Leeds

2 Apr | University, Newcastle

4 Apr | SWG3, Glasgow

5 Apr | O2 Academy, Liverpool

7 Apr | Waterfront, Norwich

8 Apr | Academy, Manchester

9 Apr | O2 Academy, Birmingham

11 Apr | O2 Academy, Bristol

12 Apr | Dome, Brighton

13 Apr | The Roundhouse, London

14 Apr | Keele University, Stoke

16 Apr | Academy, Dublin


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