After more than 60 shows performing it live, and fans even getting a social media movement to get it released, Enter Shikari have finally shared a studio recording of ‘Stop The Clocks’.
The new song has been a staple of their shows for most of the year, not to mention their headline tour across the UK and mainland Europe also shared the same name, and it finally premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night (August 12th 2019).
Speaking of the track, frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say.
“2018 was the first full year in Enter Shikari’s professional career in which we didn’t release any new music. We loved how ‘The Spark’ was connecting with people and wanted to give the album its rightful breathing space. But, not wanting to be dormant, we began a new track towards the end of the year. Anyone who has seen us live recently will have heard ‘Stop The Clocks’ – it’s an upbeat post-punk pop track about the joys of human connection. When someone is open and honest about their vulnerabilities, others can connect with them, and then all of us can feel stronger and more comfortable. It conveys the relief, warmth, and freeing nature of the normalisation of mental health struggles, following decades of stigmatism. A flickering flame of positivity in these difficult and regressive times.”
You can stream and check out the recorded version of ‘Stop The Clocks’ below.
At the time of writing, it’s assumed that the song will remain as a stand alone single.