Nothing But Thieves release new single, ‘Is Everybody Going Crazy?’
‘Is Everybody Going Crazy?’ is the band’s first new music since their 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? and their 2017 album Broken Machine, which charted at No.2 in the UK album chart.
Produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice), the track features lyrics which explore a fractured, barely recognisable civilisation and desire for escapism.
“There is a quiet sadness about the verses,” said Nothing But Thieves. “The character in the song doesn’t understand the world around themselves or relate to the people in it. What they once thought were the principles or morals they were meant to follow no longer seem to apply. Others seem to revel in the lunacy.
“In a place like that, it makes you realise that you need something to hang on to, like an anchor. There are a few elements of escapism throughout the song, whether it is through another person, stealing a moment to switch off or changing their mentality.”
The past few years have been quite a ride for Nothing But Thieves, seeing them amass over 700,000 album sales and 750 million streams as well as selling out their worldwide Broken Machine headline tour. The band have also performed on US TV shows including ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, after their self-titled album became the bestselling debut from a British rock band in the US in 2015.