Enter Shikari team up with AViVA for new single, STRANGERS

Former tourmates Enter Shikari and AViVA are back together again for new single STRANGERS.

Enter Shikari team up with AViVA for new single, STRANGERS
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Enter Shikari and AViVA have released a new collaborative single, STRANGERS.

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 perfect.

“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 long time.”

Check it out below.

Catch Shikari at the following dates next year:

February 2024

9 Leeds First Direct Arena
10 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
12 Edinburg O2 Academy
14 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
16 Cardiff International Arena
17 London OVO Arena Wembley

March 2024

22 Dublin The Academy
23 Belfast Limelight

Get your tickets here.

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