The track is released ahead of the band’s run of festival dates and has been described as one for those people who are a little bit different.
According to lead singer Tom Smith, Frankenstein is ‘a cartoon song for the freaks, the different and for the night.’
This isn’t the first taste of the new track for Editors’ fans. The band have been using it to close sets with over the past few weeks and now they can finally get their heads on an online version.
Jacknife Lee has produced this one and it’s the first time he’s worked with the band since their brilliant An End Has A Start album.
Frankenstein is a bold, unabashed embrace of the electronic extremes of the band’s palette. With its eerie intro, 4×4 beat and dramatic, distorted vocals, it explodes into the kind of massive chorus Editors have become synonymous with since they burst onto the scene in 2005.
A call to the dancefloor, Smith’s reckons ‘it goes off’. Make your own mind up about that one.
Six studio albums into their existence and Editors sound as energised as ever. Frankenstein follows the release of The Blanck Mass Sessions last month, a deconstructed electronica-infused version of 2018’s Violence.
That record was another top 10 album to add to their impressive back catalogue, which includes two #1 albums and 3 platinum certifications.
A sold out UK tour last year culminating in an acclaimed show at O2 Academy Brixton followed a string of festival performances, including supporting The Cure at BST in Hyde Park and headlining the Werchter Classic, topping a bill that also contained heavyweights Kraftwerk and The National.