The Heavy today share ‘Better As One’, the third track from their forthcoming new album Sons, due for release on May 17.
Premiered on BBC Radio 2, the Stax Records-feel of ‘Better As One’ is the perfect setting for the song’s powerfully simple message “I know that we can do better, I know we’re better as one.”
It was written after the horror of the fatal far-right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, with its rallying cry also aimed at understanding among Brexit’s division. The new track is accompanied by a video.
Listen to ‘Better As One’ by The Heavy on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
Kelvin explains: “Written with the horrific events of Charlottesville in mind, the idea that people, with an ever-changing world are still championing division and racism, is something that could never exist in my bones. And is still wholly unbelievable.
“We look to our heads of state to null, breakdown and discredit these actions if it’s detrimental to a peaceful everyday. If and when they choose not to, then We The People must come together and show that strength, happiness and a beautiful life are more effective and achievable when we work as one”.
‘Better As One’’s release follows closely after the band played a special sell-out show at London’s Lexington last month. Packed to the rafters, it was the first opportunity for fans to hear material from the new album. The band have sold out their upcoming European tour in May and will be in North America in June.
Formed in 2007 in the West Country and with four incredibly successful albums released via hip British indie label Ninja Tune. Having clocked up a mightily impressive 200 million streams for their previous releases, the rock and soul quartet are now set to unleash their fifth long-player via BMG, entitled Sons.