The Spark is the fifth studio album by English rock band Enter Shikari, released on 22 September 2017 through Ambush Reality and PIAS Recordings. It was recorded in Northamptonshire in early 2017. He declared his frustration and newfound inspiration to write what he intended to be the band's most important work.
On September 22nd 2017, Enter Shikari will release their fifth full-length studio album. It is entitled THE SPARK and was recorded in Northamptonshire in early 2017, produced by David Kosten and Rou Reynolds. It is preceded by the single Live Outside. You can watch the video for that, below. The Spark will be released in three physical formats.
The Spark (00:49) 2. The Sights (03:20) 3. Live Outside (03:40) 4. Take My Country Back (03:43) 5. Airfield (04:52) 6. Rabble Rouser (04:25) 7. Shinrin-Yoku (04:15) 8. Undercover Agents (04:30) 9. The Revolt of the Atoms (04:44) 10. An Ode to Lost Jigsaw Pieces (05:57) 11. The Embers (00:48). A few of them are growers, but this is the first Enter Shikari record that strikes me as incredibly underwhelming at first listen. Even The Mindsweep's weakest songs still struck me as meticulous and brilliant. There are songs on this record that make me wonder if they were written purely as filler.
These copies were delivered without shrinkwrap. Sticker on shrinkwrap: "enter shikari The Spark PIASR990CDX". Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. Recorded at Angelic Studios and Muttley Ranch, England. Additional recording at Radiate Studios. CD/Digital mastering at Gateway Mastering.
Band Name Enter Shikari. Album Name The Spark. Released date 22 September 2017. Labels Self-Released. Music StylePost Hardcore. Members owning this album7.
Enter Shikari have announced that they’ll release their fifth studio album next month. It’s titled The Spark and it’ll arrive on September 22 and is their first full-length record since 2015’s The Mindsweep. And to mark the announcement, the band have released a virtual reality-inspired video for lead track Live Outside.
The Spark is easily Enter Shikari’s most ambitious album, that sees Reynold’s bare his soul in the lyrics in a way that fans won’t have been privy to before. I don’t think I could have done it before this record, he says. So much happened over those two years, globally and in my personal life, so before. Hearing people come forward and tell him they had gone through the same thing made him feel better. Yet he concedes that if this was the case, the act of coming forward about those issues with the kind of platform he’s found himself on can have a huge benefit to others. A lot of this album is led by self-pity but it comes from things that I think other people have gone through, he nods. In mainstream culture when a lot of pop is just moaning about what comes with being a pop star. Pop music has such an ability to create connection, he continues.
Then, Enter Shikari actually started when Rory, the last remaining member, our guitarist, joined in 2003. We’ve all known each other since primary school and been playing music for a long time. Tell us about The Spark. Is there a common thread between the songs? Each song is different in it’s own entity, but I think the main thing of the whole album is a new, fresh outlook or beginning and connection. A lot of the album is about adversity and periods of adversity and the spark– something that could be very small and insignificant can form something very significant. It’s almost like the crack of light at the end of the tunnel. It sounds like your music is really resonating with your fans, and they’re drawing their own conclusions.