The Prodigy Call Upcoming Album “Violent”
The Prodigy last dropped an album in 2009, and although a follow-up was rumored for 2012, it never surfaced. This week, however, NME put out an interview with the band’s Liam Howlett, who provided an update about its character.
Compared to their last album, Howlett claims, this one has more of a violent feel. But unlike electronica contemporaries Daft Punk, The Prodigy have no plans to go retro. He explained: "It's more violent-sounding; it feels wilder. It's not so much old-school. It's neither guitar-based not synth-based; it's kind of a mixture. It doesn't feel so radio-friendly to me; it feels like it’s got a lot of edge."
As well, Howlett confirmed that the tentative title of How to Steal a Jet Fighter won’t be used – although he didn’t reveal what the release will be called instead. Everything has been written, he confirmed, but even with the band doing summer festivals, they have no intention to perform their material.
This new release follows 2009’s Invaders Must Die, which came out on Cooking Vinyl and turned into a success, especially in the U.K. The release reached No. 58 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart, while across the ocean, it peaked at No. 1 on the U.K. Albums chart. The release generated such singles as “Invaders Must Die,” “Omen,” “Warrior’s Dance,” and “Take Me to the Hospital.”
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