Iconic Brit rockers Skunk Anansie return with the brilliant new single ‘What You Do For Love’, which had its world exclusive first play on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show last night. Raw and reflective, emotional and political, the track explores the lengths one would go to for love and the questionable things people do for power. Featuring an addictive, cinematic chorus it’s classic Skunk Anansie and set to become a singalong live favourite this summer.
Lead singer Skin comments: “The hardest songs to write are political ones which is why we always try to avoid them. They’re supposed to just instantaneously spill out of you due to pure vexation, or they sound insincere and you fall into tired old clichés. This is one of those moments of rage! Love always seems to be the reason why people do hateful things, which I’ve never been able to understand.”
‘What You Do For Love’ is the first new music from the band since 2016’sAnarchytecture album and comes a week after they started their huge European headline tour, which celebrates 25 prolific years together and the release of the 25LIVE@25 album earlier this year.
The tour arrives into the UK this August where they will play shows across the country including sold out dates in London, Manchester and Bristol, accompanied by Queen Zee and Black Orchard Empire on support.
It will kick off with a headline performance at Beautiful Days Festival in Devon on August 16th, 20 years after their incendiary headline performance at Glastonbury Festival in 1999.