Howlin’ Circus returns with “Bullet For Your Baby” via Big Sister Records.
“Bullet For Your Baby” comes almost four years after the release of the “gritty, powerful, and defiant” (Indie88) album, Run The Wrong Way and encourages the act of celebrating kindness in a cruel and dark political climate.
The track explodes with a pistols-at-dawn guitar riff, making way for a fuzz-soaked bass hook over hip-hop-inspired drums. Howlin’ Circus vocalist Jafar Sandouk sneers, “Ain’t the world cruel enough for you?” as the song asks us if it’s possible to get any lower in these divisive times.
The new single comes from the upcoming follow-up album to Run The Wrong Way, out in late 2023 and is a response to the seemingly never-ending celebration of the world’s leading megalomaniacs. But amidst the anger and despair, Howlin’ Circus wants to reserve space for kindness even if “your heart can’t be everywhere,” as represented in the song’s surprise turn in the uplifting string quartet finale.
Jafar Sandouk says:
“Cruel behaviour is nothing new, but seeing it celebrated feels like a recent ritual that’s become all too familiar in our world. The outpouring of glee every time a rich and powerful arsehole does something awful… It’s impossible to comprehend. To me, this song is about letting go of that pain and anger, and making a choice to lead with love and celebrate kindness.”
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