Awwwwwww yeahhhhhhh happy Friday kids, have some new Prodigy!
The UK electro-rock pioneers have come blazing back onto the scene with a brand new single dubbed ‘Need Some1’, an acidic hardcore-thumping banger featuring a classic house diva vocal sample from Loleatta Holloway (the original “voice” of Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’).
“I wanted to write something that had downtempo swagger, but still felt dangerous,” says the band’s main man Liam Howlett, introducing the single alongside a psycho new music video shot in Manila by Paco Raterta.
“Paco’s style stood out and punched me in the face: just so raw and original-looking, I knew he was the man for us. The finished video has such violent edge and style and looks like nothing else we have seen – to us it’s only worth doing a video if you can make something original and exciting, which this is.”
As if The Prodigy’s first single in three years wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, the trio have also announced the imminent arrival of their seventh studio album, dubbed No Tourists (out 2nd November), which was written, produced and mixed by Howlett himself at his studio in Kings Cross, London.
“This album is equally aggressive as the last records – but in a different way,” he says.
“To us, No Tourists is ultimately about escapism and the want and need to be derailed. Don’t be a tourist – there is always more danger and excitement to be found if you stray from the set path.”
The Prodigy were last set to tour Australia in 2016 as part of Soundwave, which of course ended up getting canned.
Hopefully a new album on the horizon means we won’t have to wait long for them to return.