Biffy Clyro have shared an unplugged version of “Medicine” taken from their upcoming release, MTV Unplugged Live At the Roundhouse London, out May 25. Unfortunately, the song didn’t make the hour-long MTV Live cut of their Unplugged set, which premieres May 26. The group premiered the song over at Billboard and frontman Simon Neil told them it’s one of their favorites to play unplugged.
“‘Medicine’s’ natural habitat is acoustic,” Neil tells Billboard. “It felt good to play it with a four-part harmony thing at the end. It’s one of those songs that’s really quite intense without having any dynamic to it. So it was a no-brainer to put that in the Unplugged set.” Pre-order the album here.
Biffy Clyro’s episode of Unplugged was filmed last November as the first performance of the UK relaunch of the series. The companion album features 15 songs that span their career, like “Biblical,” “Re-arrange,” and “Many of Horror” along with their cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Speaking about the experience with Billboard, Neil says “I’m a child of the ’90s, so for me Nirvana’s Unplugged, and Pearl Jam’s and Neil Young’s and all those Unplugged records came out at a really important time for me in my development in music and as a guitarist. They made me realize every song I wrote didn’t have to sound like a metal song. You realized the beauty behind Nirvana’s songs when they played like that.”
Biffy Clyro continues their unplugged adventures with a tour of Europe that kicks off September 15 in Dublin, Ireland and wraps up October 3 in the Netherlands. Check out their upcoming shows here.