Perth-bred, UK-based iconic electronic act, Pendulum today release their first brand new music since the ARIA #3 and UK #1 selling album Immersion. The double A-side includes the euphoric halftime track “Nothing For Free”, featuring vocals from frontman Rob Swire, alongside an anthemic DnB hard-hitter of Pendulum proportions, “Driver”.
“Nothing For Free” today receives an accompanying video, which provides an observation on current global issues, and draws comparison through the eyes of rabbits experiencing their own myxomatosis pandemic. Premiering via YouTube this evening, the narrative sits alongside the striking 2D/3D visuals and a powerful performance by Rob Swire to camera, which sees him stood under a beautiful glowing sun. The video was shot in London with a socially distanced crew and is directed by Lewis Cater.
Rob Swire says on “Nothing For Free” and “Driver”:
“We’ve been working on some new tracks for a while now and it’s great to finally get them out. We’d been playing exclusive previews of some of the new music at shows in Australia and New Zealand before lockdown, and we’ve been making tweaks along the way to make sure they’re right. The lyrics to ‘Nothing For Free’ ended up being relevant to what’s been going on in the world, even though it was written before 2020 happened. For the video we focused instead on rabbits in a similar situation to see how it might play out.”
While “Nothing For Free” lands as a definitive singalong Pendulum anthem, “Driver” hits precisely as an unforgettably striking, drum and bass track. “Driver” quickens an oscillating build towards a momentous drop, set with a breakbeat middle that welcomes the band back to 2020 and will have you ready to expend endless energy on your dance floor at home.
While summer events are on hold this year, Pendulum have still managed to retain their headliner status across the globe, topping the bill at the prestigious SW4 festival in London in 2019, as well as Ultra Japan and New Zealand’s Electric Avenue with an all new awe-inspiring Trinity production show. The new Trinity live show sees the 3 original founding members of Pendulum – Rob Swire (Anscenic), Gareth McGrillen (Speed) and Paul Harding (El Hornet), joining forces for the first time in over a decade. Pendulum Trinity have also been announced as festival headliners at some of the biggest events across the globe including, We Are FSTVL, Ultra Europe, Boomtown, Creamfields, EDC Vegas, Let It Roll, Lowlands and even more for 2021.
“Nothing For Free” was teased across underplay events at the beginning of the year, including intimate club shows in Sydney and their hometown of Perth as well as a live vocal performance by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul ‘El Hornet’ Harding during the Rampage takeover Pendulum hosted in March. While eager fans will recognise “Driver” as the massive intro track to Pendulum’s new Trinity show, launched at London’s biggest dance festival SW4 last year. Watch the Rampage live stream here.
After complete global domination, sold out headline tours, three platinum albums Hold Your Colour, In Silico and Immersion (AU #3, UK #1), and huge fan-loved singles including “Propane Nightmares”, “Watercolour”, “Witchcraft”, “The Island” and more, Pendulum are back to reignite the spark with their brand new music, and the announcement of even more music to come.
“NOTHING FOR FREE / DRIVER” DOUBLE A-SIDE IS OUT NOW VIA THE ORCHARD