Fucked Up Unveil New Single”Cicada”

This Friday, January 27th, Toronto’s Fucked Up will release its highly anticipated new album, One Day (Merge Records). Today, they present its final single/video, “Cicada.” Dedicated to lost friends, the bittersweet“Cicada” features guitarist Mike Haliechuk on lead vocals. Directed by Colin Medley, the black-and-white video is an intimate look at the life of Fucked Up.

In Haliechuk’s words: “‘Cicada’ is about what life is like after you lose people, and our responsibility to carry them forward into the future, using the things they taught us as a light. I like to imagine the sound of cicadas as a metaphor for our strange life in the subculture—we all just live these weird little hidden lives under the dirt, and then once in a generation, one of us gets to bust out of the dirt and intone their song so loud that it can be heard all over.”

Written and recorded in the span of one literal day, One Day sees the band delivering one of the most energizing and intricate albums of their entire career. The Canadian hardcore legends have been known for their epic scale in the past, from towering concept albums to 12-hour performances—so it might be a surprise that Fucked Up’s sixth studio album is their shortest to date, but it’s simply a massive-sounding record that arrives in deceptively small confines.

Fucked Up Tour Dates
Thu. Jan. 26 – Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic – Broken City
Fri. Jan. 27 – Saskatoon, SK @ Winterruption – Louis’
Sat. Jan. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Winterruption – Starlite Room
Thu. Mar. 9 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece ^
Fri. Mar. 10 – Exeter, UK @ The Cavern ^
Sat. Mar. 11 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach ^
Sun. Mar. 12 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill 2 ^
Mon. Mar. 13 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny ^
Tue. Mar. 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Room 2 ^
Wed. Mar. 15 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute ^
Thu. Mar. 16 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club ^
Fri. Mar. 17 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns ^
Sat. Mar. 18 – London, UK @ Lafayette ^
Thu. Apr. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Fri. Apr. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made
Sat. Apr. 29 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Sun. Apr. 30 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Mon. May 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Tue. May 2- Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Wed. May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Thu. May 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hifi
Fri. May 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
^ = with Big Cheese