Following a sensational set at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival, Everything Everything are back with the title track from their fourth full length album A Fever Dream. The new song is a deeper look at the “nightmarish, surreal, exciting experience” that the band have described the album to be. With over a month until it’s release Everything Everything have everyone talking about A Fever Dream.
The first single ‘Can’t Do’ some textbook Everything Everything stuff, electro alt-pop through and through. New track, ‘A Fever Dream’ however, is an ever changing beast. It opens as a simple piano ballad but soon transforms into a dense, foggy song where you can lose yourself in the lyrics. Jonathan Higgs’ vocals are definitely something special here, the lyrics being about division in society and intolerance for differing views, he puts in a solid performance being both strong yet pleading, truly caught in a fever dream. There’s a definite malevolence behind the lyrics but that’s nothing new for Everything Everything following the likes of ‘No Reptiles’.
The album artwork depicts a mass of people in a circle, trashing against one another. Jonathan Higgs has now revealed it’s meaning: The artwork is a mass of people, all stuck together and trying to pull apart. it was mean to to be a kind of nightmarish dream, and a metaphor for the country, or the west, the division we are all feeling right now, pulling away from each other but ultimately conjoined – in it together. we wanted it to be beautiful and horrific and kind of dreamy and trippy, hot red and feverish, in the dark but warm and alive.” Proper gory stuff there.
The album A Fever Dream is due for release on 18th August via RCA Records. For now, give the song ‘A Fever Dream’ a listen here.