Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro are back with a brand new single titled Stingin’ Belle, which is the first taste from the band’s upcoming 6th studio record Opposites, due out later this year. The song was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 last night and thankfully a fan, possibiy armed with a tape deck, recorded the tune and posted it online.
NME has reported that the album title, Opposites, comes from the opposing lyric themes that can be found throughout Biffy Clyro’s back catalogue, shifting from negative to positive sentiment. Speaking with Zane Lowe, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil said that even after 5 records, it’s still nerve-racking making their music public.
“It’s a strange situation when you’re revealing what you’ve been working on for the past couple of years – it doesn’t get any easier, but it’s still exciting…we’re definitely a bit nervous but we’re very excited,” Neil told Lowe.
When asked why Biffy Clyro chose Stingin’ Belle as the lead single, Niel explained to Lowe the song came together organically and is a solid indicator of the high-energy filled-out sound fans can expect on Opposites.
“It was one of the first songs that really clicked when we were recording it…it represents the record… It shows how over-the-top the record is.” He added that “it might be our last really over-the-top record,” said Neil.
Listen: Biffy Clyro – Stingin’ Belle.