IDLES have returned with a new song titled ‘A Hymn’, taken from their upcoming album Ultra Mono. More of a slow-burner compared to the previously released ‘Mr. Motivator’ and ‘Grounds’, the new single arrives with a music video directed by Ryan Gander, in which the individual members of the band drive around their hometown with their parents. Check it out below.
“‘A Hymn’ is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian,” frontman Joe Talbot explains in a statement. “It sings the tune of normal’s teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen.”
The band’s last album was 2018’s acclaimed Joy As an Act of Resistance. The highly anticipated follow-up is set for release on September 25 via Partisan. Last month, Talbot launched a virtual talk show called BALLEY TV, featuring guest appearances from The Streets’ Mike Skinner, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, and more.