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Why The New Enter Shikari Album Is Called Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

Exclusive: Rou Reynolds explains the double meaning behind the title of Enter Shikari’s brand-new album.

It’s so good to have Enter Shikari back, isn’t it? Fresh from unveiling their brilliant new single { The Dreamer’s Hotel } on Monday night, frontman Rou Reynolds also hits the pages of Kerrang! this week to discuss his band’s return, and what we can expect from St Albans’ finest on album number six.

Explaining the meaning behind the record’s wordy title, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, the vocalist admits that, “I was unsure about the name at first, but I think it’s perfect now.”

Rou continues that there are “layers” to the naming of the album, with it not just representing the state of the world right now, but also the eclectic and boundary-pushing music contained within.

“The ‘Nothing Is True’ part is a statement of what it feels like to be alive in 2020,” he says. “It’s hard to grasp the truth, you know? There’s so much tribalism, bias and ulterior motives everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know where to place your trust. And I love the ‘Everything Is Possible’ part, because the usual phrase is ‘Anything Is Possible’. And that’s that empowering, motivational, ‘You can do anything; anything is possible!’ thing. But ‘Everything Is Possible’ makes it far more sinister. ‘Anything’ implies choice, but ‘Everything’ is more daunting, because it takes the focus away from your choice. That, then, is a much better reflection of where we’re at, because possibility, traditionally, is a positive thing. But now possibility has become terrifying. The word ‘possibility’ is shifting to become much more of a layered, deep and scary concept. The title also mirrored the music, and how we keep pushing ourselves.”

Our huge new interview with Rou is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. And for UK residents, you can pick it up now at all good newsagents.

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Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is due out on April 17 via So Recordings. Shikari will be performing five intimate album release shows the same month, with tickets available to those who pre-order the album from the online band store, and for members of their Future Historians fan club.

Catch Enter Shikari live at the following:

April

18 Sheffield Leadmill
19 Glasgow St Lukes
20 Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
22 London Subterania
23 Bristol SWX

Read this next: Rou Reynolds on the story behind Enter Shikari’s new single, { The Dreamer’s Hotel }

Posted on February 12th 2020, 12:35pm
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