Everything Everything, recently released their new track “Mercury & Me.” The song is part of on an exclusive 10” vinyl release for Record Store Day, alongside previous single “Supernormal”, and Foals’ remix of “Big Climb” and IOE AIE’s remix of ‘Black Hyena’ – both originally from the band’s 2020 album RE-ANIMATOR.
Everything Everything’s fifth album RE-ANIMATOR was created in two stages. A year of writing and demoing was followed by two weeks recording at RAK last December with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne). He complemented the band’s back-to-basics nature by encouraging them to record quickly and decisively. It’s a looser, organic sound that heightens their focus on the fundamentals of songwriting.
Inspiration came thick and fast: wonderment at the wider world despite the horror of its politics; existentialism, the prolonged, if fading, youthfulness of being in a touring band; and the ominous threat of climate change. All things which contribute to a sense of one door closing while another stands ajar.
Everything Everything celebrated the release of the album by playing two innovative virtual reality concert events. The ‘Everything Everything: Virtual RE-ANIMATOR shows heralded a new standard in the world of interactive music events. The band’s set was complemented by a range of visual elements, drawing on the video content and aesthetic of the RE-ANIMATOR campaign, as well as aspects that were inspired by their first four albums. Fans also embraced its interactive real-time experiences, which allowed them to meet the band and other fans, wear virtual merch and even fly around the virtual amphitheatre environment.
RE-ANIMATOR follows 2017’s ‘A Fever Dream
2. Mercury and Me
3. Big Climb (Foals Remix)
4. Black Hyena (IOE AIE Remix)