Frontman Simon Neil describes the song as “…an expression of pure frustration. There were moments in the past year when I just wanted to scream my head off. I lacked purpose and didn’t want to get out of bed for a while, and the song is a wake-up call to myself. You need to get a fire in your belly and get up and do something, because no-one’s going to do it for you. It’s like a self-motivating mantra.”
Listen to the song below.
“A Hunger In Your Haunt” follows the previously released single “Unknown Male 1.”
Biffy Clyro previously described The Myth of the Happily Ever After as a reaction to their 2020 album, A Celebration of Endings that also serves as a “rapid emotional response to the turmoil of the past year.”
“This album is a real journey, a collision of every thought and emotion we’ve had over the past 18 months,” Neil explained. “There was a real fortitude in A Celebration but in this record, we’re embracing the vulnerabilities of being a band and being a human in this twisted era of our lives.”
Neil continued saying “Even the title is the polar opposite. It’s asking: do we create these narratives in our own minds to give us some security when none of us know what’s waiting for us at the end of the day?”
The Myth of the Happily Ever After comes out October 22nd. Pre-order the album here.