Britain’s erratic art-pop purveyors par excellence Everything Everything are back in full force with a track called “Arch Enemy” and the details of their new album. Re-Animator, the band’s fifth record, will be released on August 21 via Infinity Industries.
The album reportedly took a lot of inspiration from psychologist Julian Jaynes’ idea of the bicameral mind. Everything Everything’s Jonathan Higgs explains:
“This idea of the divided self captivated me. Jaynes attributes this to the origin of gods, people ascribing deity status to this voice they could hear in their head. All this blew my mind, and I started thinking of ways I could make this a central concept. It really touched me. So across the whole record there are millions or references to this theory – to having a split brain, two selves, hearing voices.”
Everything Everything’s complexly layered and frantic music is the perfect vessel to explore these ideas, as proven on “Arch Enemy”. As usual, EE lay out a devilish indie contraption full of trick beats and sudden synths, where Higgs can go off on his internal paranoia, sounding like he’s tearing himself apart, and it seems perfectly at home in this sharp neon rocker.
Re-Animator by Everything Everything is out on August 21.