Enter Shikari and AViVA have released a new collaborative
Having previously toured together, the two genre-blenders have
teamed up for a song that tackles “the loss of connection, and isolation that
follows” according to AViVA.
Says Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds of the collab: “AViVA has such
a great voice – I can still hear her operatic warm-ups, echoing around the
backstage rooms! – so it was a pleasure to sing with her on the track. Rob
and I got to visit her at home on the beautiful coast of New South Wales and
work together on what would become STRANGERS, the story of newly found freedom
from a suffocating relationship.”
“Teaming up with Enter Shikari for this project has been an
incredible experience,” continues AViVA. “After touring with them in 2022 we
thought it would be fun to work on a song together and STRANGERS just seemed
“We all share a deep passion for music, and together, we’ve
crafted something truly special that I believe our fans will love. The song has
been worked on across multiple countries, and time zones, and we were even
lucky enough to do the vocal recording together at my home studio.
“The song continues to explore a concept I see as a through-line
in much of my artistic work. The loss of connection, and isolation that
follows. the line ‘we’re just strangers now’ really sums it up, but I think
people will really connect with the rawness of this song, be it the loss of a
romantic relationship or losing a friend, that pain often lingers with us for a
Check it out below.