Editors have shared their new single ‘Heart Attack’ and confirmed the addition of composer and producer Blanck Mass to their lineup as a full member.
Blanck Mass, real name Benjamin John Power (also of Fuck Buttons), previously worked with the band on their sixth album ‘Violence’, which was released in March 2018.
“Having worked with the band for five years now, joining Editors seemed more like a natural progression than a decision to make,” Power said in a statement. “We know that we work well together, creatively on the same page and are all very good friends.
“Being part of a ‘creative conglomerate’ is something I haven’t experienced in a while, so to be part of something that works that way again is both liberating and exciting in equal measure.”
Editors also shared their first new music since 2019 with the track “Heart Attack,” which frontman Tom Smith described as “a song of obsession, about losing yourself in someone, a love song, a morbid love song”.
The video for ‘Heart Attack’, which you can see above, was created by director and visual artist Felix Geen. “When I’m making a music video, I usually try to tune in to the song and find the image that resonates the loudest,” Geen said in a statement about the clip.
“More recently, I’ve been working with AI-generated art in my videos. It’s a relatively new technology, but its development is accelerating. Its full potential to completely revolutionize the visual creation process has yet to be seen. I consider working with “AI currently as a collaboration with a mad author who has taken too much LSD. It’s certainly very interesting to be taken on a psychedelic journey by a computer that has seen too much.”
You can see Editors’ upcoming live dates in the UK and Europe below, and tickets to the Birmingham date can be found here.
27 – Dewpop, Holland
28 – Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
3 – Vestrock, Netherlands
4 – Together in Wales
5 – Sonic Wave @ Forum, Birmingham
17 – O Son Do Camino, Spain
24 – Mallorca Live, Spain
9 – Mad Cool, Spain
14 – Electric Castle, Romania
19 – Balena Festival, Italy
30 – Low Festival, Spain
5 – Wide Skies and Butterflies, Norfolk
14 – Hear Hear Festival, Belgium
28 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth