A bit later than expected, but Biffy Clyro are coming back with a proper studio album. “Instant History” was released roughly two weeks ago and is getting mixed reviews.
I gather, it’s because of high expectations of many, for an album following the footsteps of “Ellipsis” and “Opposites”. “Instant History” is catchy and very pop for Biffy, a bold choice for the lead single. In a conversation with BBC 1 Simon Neil explains:
Instant History is the biggest, most slammest pop moment we’ve ever worked on. It’s a fantastic opening statement, although musically it doesn’t reflect the album’s direction. But thematically it’s a good pointer for what the album is about: learning from mistakes and realizing how you can move things forward. Things can be similar although they’ll never be the same, but let’s not be scared of that.
As for the music video, it’s kind of psychedelic, reminds me of Mansons “Mechanical Animals” era, bit of “Dope Show”, bit of “I don’t like the drugs”. But it could just be my weird mind. All in all, it’s interesting.
Some fans were quick to point out, it could be the end of Biffy’s career, but are glad to this could be just a one off. We would just have to wait and see. There’s no release date for “A celebration of endings” yet, but the artwork is pretty sweet.