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Enter Shikari release remix, announce new book

By | Published on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Enter Shikari

To mark the first anniversary of the release of their fifth album, ‘The Spark’, Enter Shikari have released a new remix and announced a book of lyrics.

‘The Spark – Lyrics & Exegesis Of Rou Reynolds’ is set to be published by Faber Music in November. It combines all the lyrics of the album’s songs with essays by frontman Rou Reynolds on the inspiration behind them. It follows the same format as previous book ‘Dear Future Historians’, which collected lyrics from and essays on songs from the band’s first four albums.

“I’m THRILLED to be working again with Faber and publishing my second book of lyrics and essays”, says Reynolds. “I’m a strong believer that dissection and analysis of music or art does not – contrary to popular belief – diminish it or reduce its magic. As Beethoven said, ‘don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that’. I hope readers of this piece of explanatory literature will find it exciting and interesting”.

Of the newly released remix of ‘Live Outside’, which was the first single from ‘The Spark’, he adds: “The ‘Live Outside’ remix has been a staple of our Shikari Sound System DJ sets for a while now and always goes down a treat”.

He added that the band were “excited to finally release it into the world on the anniversary of the album’s release. We’re truly touched that ‘The Spark’ affected so many people worldwide, and so viscerally too. It was both a struggle and a joy to make, and still gives me such a rush to play the songs live”.

Watch the video for the remixed track here:

Alongside all this, the band are currently preparing for a lengthy tour of the UK, set to begin in December and run through to February.