Australian rockers Birds of Tokyo have surprised its fans with the premier of a brand new single, entitled “I’d Go With You Anywhere“, during Richard Kingsmill’s radio show on Triple J. The track, noted by the band to be unrelated to their upcoming fifth studio album, follows just months after the release of their polarizing Anchor EP.
“I’d Go With You Anywhere” marks yet another departure taken by the band, taking on a upbeat and more cheerful tone than most of the band’s earlier work, and making use of more traditional instruments and a fetching cello riff. It contrasts greatly with Anchor, which employed heavy electronics and darker sounds. Dropping almost seemingly out of the blue, the song was first played on Triple J, and was later uploaded to the band’s official SoundCloud and YouTube pages.
The new track, however, is not representative of the plans Birds of Tokyo have for their new album that’s set to be released early next year. During an interview with Triple J, the band’s guitarist Adam Spark stated, “what we do after this particular track is completely different to this again.” The band have so far amassed over 30 tracks written and demoed for the new album, of which the band will be “test running” in a string of festival shows across Australia in October through to December. A list of tour dates can be found on the band’s official website.
“I’d Go With You Anywhere” will be available on September 25 through EMI Australia. You can listen to the brand new track below: