Far from easing themselves back in with their first new material since the full-length, new single ‘Animal’ is even more instant. Barging down the door with a riff of gigantic proportions, lifted from the Josh Homme school of shredding, Tarek Musa sounds more inspired than ever, egging his bandmates on through a track destined to incite sweaty, fervent moshpits.
The track’s chorus then bursts in, contrasting the song’s ever-present, dirty riff with sparkling synths into a brilliant, cacophonous mess. Its new video - which depicts the band heading through a pretty gruesome clinical trial at the doctors’ - only serves to ramp up the nervous, untamed energy of ‘Animal’.
A single in the truest sense, in its three minutes, ‘Animal’ reintroduces Spring King with the force of a bulldozer, and could just point towards a chart-topping, festival-headlining future.
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