After their critically acclaimed a cappella album Rant, The Futureheads have announced they will be releasing Beeswing from the record as their next single.
Beeswing is originally a Richard Thompson song but The Futureheads have adapted it to make it their own. However, Ross Millard praises the song writing: “”Beeswing was one of my choices for the record. I saw Thompson do it on Jools Holland and thought it was an amazing song. When you’re doing a cappella you’re a lot more exposed when you perform, and the lyrics become really important. So we went for songs that have something to say, that took you on a journey. Some of The Futureheads’ lyrics have narratives but most of them are oblique and syncopated and staccato and minimal. So the folk songs we’ve chosen are the opposite to that.”
Beeswing will be available from June 18. Listen to it here in advance.
You can also catch The Futureheads live, all dates below:
18th: SUNDERLAND, Minster
19th: SUNDERLAND, Minster
2nd: MANCHESTER, Beached Festival
24th: SUNDERLAND, Stadium of Light w/ The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
29th: KENT, Hop Farm Festival
13th: GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 2000 Trees Festival
28th: HEREFORDSHIRE, Nozstock Festival
19th: LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire