Listen to Pendulum’s new single with Scarlxrd, Mercy Killing

Ahead of tomorrow’s Anima EP, Pendulum have released another banging new song: Mercy Killing, featuring Scarlxrd.

Listen to Pendulum’s new single with Scarlxrd, Mercy Killing
Emily Carter

Pendulum have teamed up with Scarlxrd for a killer new single, Mercy Killing.

The track is taken from the Aussie drum’n’bass legends’ Anima EP which is due out tomorrow. And frontman Rob Swire has a lot of praise for their new collaborator: “We generally get bored very easily and suffer from artistic ADHD, so when the opportunity came through to work with an artist as different as Scarlxrd, we jumped at the chance,” he says. “We met on a chilly afternoon in March and set Ableton to a whopping 184 bpm, a tempo so shocking that we’d surely be thrown in the gulag if drum’n’bass was a totalitarian regime.

“It very quickly became clear that Scar was one of our favourite people that we’ve ever had in the studio. He’s pure energy. Nothing was off-limits. Trap verse? Let’s do it. Slightly-more-pop-punk-than-usual chorus? Fuck it, let’s go. Hell, at some point even Be My Lover by La Bouche was in there somewhere and we had to delete it out of concern for public safety… and also the impending copyright issues.”

Check out Mercy Killing below.

And catch Pendulum live at the following UK dates next year:

March 2024

24 Leeds First Direct Arena
25 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
26 Cardiff International Arena
28 Birmingham Resorts World Arena
29 London The O2
31 Glasgow OVO Hydro

Get your tickets now.

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