Algiers have joined forces with billy woods and Backxwash for ‘Bite Back’, their first new music since 2020’s There Is No Year. The collaborative track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Murat Gökmen. Check it out below.
“Shit’s been so real the past few years, we really needed to grow our community of collaborators and make solid the bonds we’ve always felt, particularly with rap heads,” multi-instrumentalist and producer Ryan Mahan said in a statement. “And to have the two best rappers around, billy woods AND Backxwash, on the same Algiers-produced track? Pinch me, for real.”
Vocalist Franklin James Fisher added: “Ryan showed up one day with this beautifully epic instrumental and said, “I’ve got this song and I want to call it ‘Bite Back’. It immediately reminded me why I joined this band and the rest of the song seemed to write itself. It’s a classic example of our Lenin-McCartney dynamic.”
“This feels like the soundtrack to revolutionary struggle,” Backxwash commented. “I am honored to participate side by side with an incredible array of artistry.” billy woods had this to say: “Working with Algiers was a dope experience on many levels, and I was even more excited when they said they were shooting a video. Plus knowing Backxwash was involved, I had to do it.”