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The Myth of the Happily Ever After
Biffy Clyro - The Myth of the Happily Ever After.png
Studio album by
Released22 October 2021 (2021-10-22)
Recorded2020–2021
StudioBiffy Clyro's home studio (West Scotland)
Genre
Length50:02
Label
Producer
Biffy Clyro chronology
A Celebration of Endings
(2020)
The Myth of the Happily Ever After
(2021)
Singles from The Myth of the Happily Ever After
  1. "Unknown Male 01"
    Released: 3 September 2021
  2. "A Hunger in Your Haunt"
    Released: 20 September 2021
  3. "Errors in the History of God"
    Released: 21 October 2021
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic93/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
DIY4.5/5 stars[5]
Kerrang!5/5[6]
NME4/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[8]
Classic Rock4.5/5 stars[9]
Clash8/10 stars[10]

The Myth of the Happily Ever After is the ninth[a] studio album by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, released on 22 October 2021 through 14th Floor and Warner Records. It is said to be the 'sister album' to their 2020 album A Celebration of Endings. It entered the UK album chart at number 4, making it their lowest charting album since 2004's Infinity Land.

Background

The band first revealed they were working on a follow-up to A Celebration of Endings in August 2020, with Simon Neil saying the band had "15 songs that didn't make the album" that would make "a sprawling sister record".[11] While in recording, the record had the working titles, "A Commemoration of Commiserations" and the initials "RMV".[12]

The band announced they had finished their "positive but nihilistic" album at the BRIT awards in May 2021, and revealed a potential October release date. Neil said the album was originally "completely hand-in-hand [with A Celebration of Endings]" but "because we didn’t tour I ended up writing about seven or eight new songs for the album. Originally it was intended to be a few off-cuts from ‘A Celebration Of Endings’, but now it’s got wonderful new art and it’s kind of its own beast."[13]

The album was announced on 3 September 2021 alongside the first single "Unknown Male 01", after headlining Reading and Leeds Festival.[14]

Release

The first single, "Unknown Male 01" was released on 3 September 2021 and conveys "the hopelessness and darkness felt when we lose someone we love".[15] Neil added "when you lose people […] it can make you question every single thing about your own life".[16]

Released on 20 September, second single "A Hunger in Your Haunt" was written as a "self-motivating mantra", born of "pure frustration".[17]

The 3rd single "Errors in the History of God" premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 21 October, prior to The Myth of the Happily Ever After's release on 22 October 2021.[18]

A combined music video of the two previously released singles was premiered on YouTube on 28 September 2021.[19][20]

The band performed the second single off the record "A Hunger in Your Haunt" live on Later... 23 October 2021 [21]

Musical style

The band have said the album is a "reaction" to A Celebration of Endings and lyrically themed as "a fairly positive outlook with […] bone marrow nihilism going down inside of it", and "a rapid emotional response to the turmoil of the past year"[13]

The lead single "Unknown Male 01" has been described as a "slow building track that explores the themes of loss". It starts with "simple yet emotional instrumentation" with "church-like organ" then proceeding to turn into a "riff-laden rock explosion", making use of "hard rock and math rock tendencies".[15] Second single "A Hunger in Your Haunt" was described as a "punching, hard-riffing track",[22] that "jumps between gorgeous melodies and angular yelps, expressing both sides of the band's incredibly diverse sound".[23]

NME described the whole album as a "record defined by nuance", from "wonky electro and simmering rock of 'Separate Missions'" to the "R&B vibes" and "rock crescendo of 'Haru Urara'".[24] DIY describes the album as having "abundant creative freedom,[25] and Kerrang! describes "song structures [that] are subverted and arrangements are constructed with forensic care, while the level of creativity is unsurpassed".[26]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Simon Neil.

The Myth of the Happily Ever After track listing[27]
No.TitleLength
1."DumDum"3:32
2."A Hunger in Your Haunt"3:49
3."Denier"2:59
4."Separate Missions"5:18
5."Witch's Cup"4:44
6."Holy Water"5:40
7."Errors in the History of God"4:16
8."Haru Urara"3:15
9."Unknown Male 01"6:08
10."Existed"4:09
11."Slurpy Slurpy Sleep Sleep"6:09
Total length:50:02

Personnel

Biffy Clyro

  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards (all tracks); violin (1, 11)
  • James Johnston – bass guitar (all tracks), backing vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion (all tracks); programming (2–10), backing vocals (6–9, 11)

Production

  • Adam Noble – production, mixing, engineer, programming

Charts

Chart performance for The Myth of the Happily Ever After
Chart (2021)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[28]19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[29]183
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[30]122
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[31]60
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[32]46
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[33]11
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[34]28
Irish Albums (OCC)[35]47
Scottish Albums (OCC)[36]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[37]9
UK Albums (OCC)[38]4
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[39]1

Notes

  1. ^ This numbering does not include the soundtrack album Balance, Not Symmetry from 2019. See also: Biffy Clyro discography

References

  1. ^ "Biffy Clyro - The Myth of The Happily Ever After (2021)". ISRABOX. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Biffy Clyro - The Myth of the Happily Ever After". Norman Records. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Biffy Clyro - The Myth of The Happily Ever After (2021)". ISRABOX. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  4. ^ "The Myth of the Happily Ever After by Biffy Clyro". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  5. ^ Tipple, Ben (20 October 2021). "Biffy Clyro - The Myth Of The Happily Ever After". DIY. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  6. ^ Winwood, Ian (21 October 2021). "Album Review: Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After". Kerrang!. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Biffy Clyro – 'The Myth Of The Happily Ever After' album review". NME. 20 October 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Biffy Clyro – 'The Myth Of The Happily Ever After'". Sputnikmusic. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  9. ^ Johnston, Emma (22 October 2021). "Biffy Clyro's The Myth Of Happily Ever After: glorious, instantly recognisable weirdness". Classic Rock. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Biffy Clyro - The Myth Of The Happily Ever After". Clash. 22 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  11. ^ "In Conversation with Biffy Clyro: "We've already got a sprawling new sister record coming"". NME. 18 August 2020. Archived from the original on 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Biffy Clyro working on "sister" album to A Celebration Of Endings". Radio X. Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  13. ^ a b "Biffy Clyro: "We literally finished our new album last week"". NME. 12 May 2021. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Biffy Clyro announce surprise new project, The Myth Of The Happily Ever After". Kerrang!. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Biffy Clyro Drops New Song "Unknown Male 01" Shares Details About Upcoming Album "The Myth of The Happily Ever After" -". mxdwn Music. 4 September 2021. Archived from the original on 6 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Biffy Clyro announce new album 'The Myth of the Happily Ever After' with single 'Unknown Male 01'". NME. 3 September 2021. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  17. ^ September 2021, Elizabeth Scarlett21 (21 September 2021). "Biffy Clyro issue "wake-up call" via new single A Hunger In Your Haunt". loudersound. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  18. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo, Biffy Clyro Hottest Record". BBC. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  19. ^ Biffy Clyro - A Hunger In Your Haunt / Unknown Male 01 (Official Video), retrieved 21 October 2021
  20. ^ "Watch Biffy Clyro's combined video for 'Unknown Male 01' and 'A Hunger In Your Haunt'". NME. 28 September 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  21. ^ Biffy Clyro - A Hunger In Your Haunt (Live on Later), retrieved 31 October 2021
  22. ^ "Biffy Clyro share hard-riffing new single 'A Hunger In Your Haunt'". NME. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  23. ^ "LISTEN: Biffy Clyro's Stunningly Angular New Track 'A Hunger In Your Haunt' - News". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Biffy Clyro – 'The Myth Of The Happily Ever After' review: a happy accident". NME. 20 October 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
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  26. ^ "Album review: Biffy Clyro – The Myth Of The Happily Ever After". Kerrang!. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  27. ^ "Biffy Clyro have announced a new project, 'The Myth of the Happily Ever After'". Upset. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  28. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top40: Longplay-Charts". Ö3 Charts. Retrieved 3 November 2021.
  29. ^ "Ultratop.be – Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  30. ^ "Ultratop.be – Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  31. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  32. ^ "Biffy Clyro: The Myth of the Happily Ever After" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  33. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  34. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2021. 43. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  35. ^ "Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  36. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  37. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  38. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  39. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2021.

Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Biffy Clyro die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

OST Balance, Not Symmetry ¦ A Celebration Of Endings ¦ Errors In The History Of God ¦ The Myth Of The Happily Ever After ¦ Ellipsis

Biffy Clyro auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro bei einer Autogrammstunde in Glasgow (2008)
Biffy Clyro bei einer Autogrammstunde in Glasgow (2008)
Allgemeine Informationen
HerkunftAyrshire, Schottland
Genre(s)Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock
Gründung1995
Websitewww.biffyclyro.com
Aktuelle Besetzung
Simon Neil
Bass, Gesang
James Johnston
Schlagzeug, Gesang
Ben Johnston

Biffy Clyro ist eine schottische Band aus Ayrshire, die 1995 gegründet wurde.

Geschichte

Simon Neil (2007)
James Johnston (2013)

Zur Entstehung des Namens gibt es verschiedene Gerüchte. Simon Neil erklärte einmal, dass er in der Schule einen Kugelschreiber („biro-pen“) gehabt habe, auf dem Cliff Richard abgebildet gewesen sei. Scherzhaft nannten sie ihn den „Cliffy-Biro“. Durch Vertauschen der Anfangslaute seien sie dann auf ihren Bandnamen gekommen.[1] Eine andere Erklärung ist, dass der Bandname ein Akronym von Big Imagination For Feeling Young ’Cos Life Yearns Real Optimism sei.[1]

Nach den Alben Blackened Sky, The Vertigo of Bliss und Infinity Land, die alle von Chris Sheldon produziert wurden, betreute ihr Majordebüt Puzzle Garth 'GGGarth' Richardson, der auch schon Rage Against the Machine, Skunk Anansie und Chevelle produziert hatte. Im April 2009 begab sich das Trio nach Los Angeles, um dort sein fünftes Album Only Revolutions aufzunehmen.[2] Am 28. Januar 2013 ist ihr sechstes album Opposites[3], erschienen. Am 8. Juli 2016 erschien ihr siebtes Album Ellipsis[4]; es landete, wie zuvor bereits Opposites, auf dem ersten Platz der britischen Albumcharts.[5] Am 25. Mai 2018 erschien das Livealbum MTV Unplugged: Live at Roundhouse, London. Am 14. August 2020 erschien ihr achtes Album Celebration of Endings.[6]

Biffy Clyro ist eng mit der ebenfalls aus Glasgow kommenden Band Aereogramme befreundet.[7] Simon Neil und der Aereogramme-Drummer Martin Scott kennen sich bereits seit der Grundschule. Mit JP Reid von Sucioperro startete Simon Neil das Rockprojekt Marmaduke Duke.

Seit der Festivaltour 2010 wird Biffy Clyro live von Mike Vennart (ehemaliger Sänger und Gitarrist von Oceansize) an der zweiten Gitarre unterstützt. Seit der Tour zum letzten Album spielt live zudem Gambler (ebenfalls ehemaliger Gitarrist von Oceansize) Keyboard.

Stil

Auf ihrem ersten Album Blackened Sky spielte Biffy Clyro einen Alternative-Rock, der stark von Bands wie Far beeinflusst war, und der auch schon früh mit US-amerikanischen Bands wie Jimmy Eat World verglichen wurde. Carsten Agthe vom Progressive-Rock-Magazin Eclipsed wählte für den Stil den Begriff „Popcore“ und fühlte sich an Fugazi und Jimmy Eat World erinnert.[8] Mit ihrem zweiten Album The Vertigo of Bliss begann sie eine Veränderung ihres Stils in Richtung Progressive Rock. Agthe fand es „durchdachter und harmonischer“ als das Debüt. Er erkannte darin „Emo-, Art-, Post- und Alternativerock voller stilistischer Wendungen, überraschender Breaks und mehrstimmiger Gesangsharmonien“. Ab und zu klinge es punkig, dafür aber auch mal episch. Für ihn ergab sich dadurch „die perfekte Schnittstelle zwischen Mogwai und Pearl Jam“.[9] Da dieses Album eher schwer zugänglich ist, ist es bei vielen Fans so verehrt wie umstritten. Ihr drittes Album, Infinity Land, führte die Entwicklung in Richtung Prog-Rock fort, hatte dabei aber nun wieder mehr Pop-Anklänge. Von Agthe wurde es als Emo-Rock klassifiziert. Er meinte, man wisse beim Anhören nicht unbedingt, was als nächstes komme, denn auf „Technogeblubber“ folge eine „orgiastische Hard-Core-Attacke“, auf Reggae-Rhythmen von „irrwitzigen Breaks“ durchsetzter Alternative-Rock und so weiter.[10]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[11]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UK
2002Blackened SkyUK78
Silber
Silber

(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 10. März 2002
2003The Vertigo of BlissUK48
Silber
Silber

(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 16. Juni 2003
2004Infinity LandUK47
Silber
Silber

(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 4. Oktober 2004
2007PuzzleDE95
(1 Wo.)DE
UK2
Platin
Platin

(23 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 4. Juni 2007
2009Only RevolutionsDE65
(1 Wo.)DE
CH66
(2 Wo.)CH
UK3
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(101 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 9. November 2009
2013OppositesDE5
Gold
Gold

(12 Wo.)DE
AT12
(3 Wo.)AT
CH2
(16 Wo.)CH
UK1
Platin
Platin

(41 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. Januar 2013
2016EllipsisDE1
(9 Wo.)DE
AT5
(4 Wo.)AT
CH1
(11 Wo.)CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(29 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 8. Juli 2016
2020A Celebration of EndingsDE4
(4 Wo.)DE
AT5
(2 Wo.)AT
CH4
(9 Wo.)CH
UK1
Silber
Silber

(7 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. August 2020
2021The Myth of the Happily Ever AfterDE11
(2 Wo.)DE
AT19
(1 Wo.)AT
CH9
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2021CH
UK4
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. Oktober 2021

Weblinks

Commons: Biffy Clyro – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien

Einzelnachweise

  1. a b Biographie auf bbc.com (englisch)
  2. Family Affairs Interview mit Ben Johnston auf getaddicted.org (deutsch/englisch)
  3. [1] Review auf getaddicted.org (deutsch)
  4. Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis - New Album Out Now. In: Biffy Clyro. Abgerufen am 14. November 2016.
  5. Biffy Clyro score second Number 1 album with Ellipsis. (officialcharts.com [abgerufen am 14. November 2016]).
  6. https://www.warnermusic.de/news/2020-02-21/biffy-clyro-sind-zurueck-und-schreiben-instant-history-hier-das-video-zur-neuen
  7. Biffy Clyro (Memento des Originals vom 27. Juli 2009 im Internet Archive)  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/www.altsounds.com auf altsounds.com (englisch)
  8. C[arsten] A[gthe]: Biffy Clyro. „Blackened Sky“. In: Eclipsed. For real good Rock Music. Nr. 41, April 2002, Platten Reviews, S. 42.
  9. C[arsten] A[gthe]: Biffy Clyro. „The Vertigo of Bliss“. In: Eclipsed. Rock Magazin. 54, Juli/August, Juli 2003, CD-Reviews, S. 38.
  10. C[arsten] A[gthe]: Biffy Clyro. „Infinity Land“. In: Eclipsed. Rock Magazin. Nr. 69, Februar 2005, CD-Reviews, S. 48.
  11. Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK

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