ENTER SHIKARI Release New Single ‘Bull’ Featuring Cody Frost
Photo: Tom Pullen
Your favourite genre crossing juggernauts Enter Shikari are back with the second taste of new music this year and it’s another team up, this time with UK ‘Ravepunk’ Cody Frost. The song is an upbeat dance & pop infused anthem with hooks a plenty and of course some classic Enter Shikari heaviness mixed in throughout to create something sounding fresh and new for the band. Lyrically the song takes aim against harassers, bullies and trolls and according to vocalist/keyboardist/writer Rou Reynolds, he had Cody’s voice in mind for the track when he first started writing it.
Reynolds comments: “Some people seem to crop up in your life, do immense damage to it, and then scuttle off again unscathed and unfazed. Whether it’s harassers or bullies, social media trolls, or ill-considered romantic partners, this song is about those who damage your mental health, your self-esteem, and even your very identity”.
“We’ve known Cody for years and years now, and consider them a real part of the inner Shikari family. We’ve always known they were a wonderful talent and it’s been great to see them begin to ascend and find their voice.
When I was writing the chorus to Bull I could just immediately hear their voice. It seemed ingrained in the very viscera of the song already. We showed them the track and they came at us with all the passion in the world. Cody has incredible dynamic ability and is able to offer enormous power but with real vulnerability and tenderness never too far away. It was a joy to have them on this one, it all came together so effortlessly and we are all over the moon with the result”.
Cody Frost adds: “I can’t tell you how much this collab means to me, and it came at just the right time. I’d been through a hard breakup and lost everything, so when Rory messaged me asking if I wanted to be on a Shikari track, I lost my mind! I’ve been a huge fan of Enter Shikari since I was 15, I even have my favourite track title tattooed on my palms. When I got the news I sat in my room for hours and the lyrics just poured out, I went into the studio with Dan (Weller), who has worked with me on my own music and some of Shikari’s too, to lay down the vocals while the band listened! Filming the video was a dream, my favourite musicians serving me pies!!! It was surreal, and the concept was so fun I just know that Shikari fans are gonna dig it.”
Check out the video for Bull here:
You can catch Shikari live across Europe this winter with support from Trash Boat, Wargasm (UK) and Cody Frost (on selected dates). The band will also be headlining Slam Dunk Festival 2023!
08.12.22 – Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
09.12.22 – Black Lab, Lille, FR
11.12.22 – Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL
12.12.22 – Waschhaus, Potsdam, DE
13.12.22 – Schlachthof Wiesbaden, DE
15.12.22 – Substage, Karlsruhe, DE – SOLD OUT
16.12.22 – Garage, Saarbrücken, DE
17.12.22 – Alter Schlachthof, Dresden, DE – SOLD OUT
19.12.22 – Posthalle, Würzburg, DE
20.12.22 – Turbinenhalle 2, Oberhausen, DE – SOLD OUT
21.12.22 – Werk2, Leipzig, DE
27.05.23 – Slam Dunk Festival, Hatfield, UK (HEADLINER)
28.05.23 – Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds, UK (HEADLINER)