After teasing it last week, Enter Shikari have unveiled their
brand-new single and video featuring Cody Frost.
Entitled Bull, this is the band’s second collab of the year
following The Void Stares Back with WARGASM, and has been quite a while coming…
“We’ve known Cody for years and years now, and consider them a
real part of the inner Shikari family,” explains frontman Rou Reynolds. “We’ve
always known they were a wonderful talent and it’s been great to see them begin
to ascend and find their voice.
“When I was writing the chorus to Bull I could just immediately
hear their voice. It seemed ingrained in the very viscera of the song already.
We showed them the track and they came at us with all the passion in the world.
Cody has incredible dynamic ability and is able to offer enormous power but
with real vulnerability and tenderness never too far away. It was a joy to have
them on this one, it all came together so effortlessly and we are all over the
moon with the result.”
Of the meaning behind Bull, Rou shares: “Some people seem to
crop up in your life, do immense damage to it, and then scuttle off again
unscathed and unfazed. Whether it’s harassers or bullies, social media trolls,
or ill-considered romantic partners, this song is about those who damage your
mental health, your self-esteem, and even your very identity.”
Says Cody of the whole thing: “I can’t tell you how much this
collab means to me, and it came at just the right time. I’d been through a hard
break-up and lost everything, so when Rory messaged me asking if I wanted to be
on a Shikari track, I lost my mind! I’ve been a huge fan of Enter Shikari since
I was 15, I even have my favourite track title tattooed on my palms. When I got
the news I sat in my room for hours and the lyrics just poured out, I went into
the studio with Dan [Weller], who has worked with me on my own music and some
of Shikari’s too, to lay down the vocals while the band listened!
“Filming the video was a dream, my favourite musicians serving
me pies!!! It was surreal, and the concept was so fun I just know that Shikari
fans are gonna dig it.”
Watch the video below: