Watch Fucked Up's video for new single Cicada

Fucked Up, 2022
(Image credit: Merge Records)

Fucked Up have shared the video for Cicada, the latest single previewing their new album One Day, which is set for release on January 27.

"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," says guitarist Mike Haliechuk, who takes lead vocals on on the song.

"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."

Watch the video below.

One Day derives its title from the fact that it was written and recorded in just 24 hours, an idea credited to Haliechuk, who conceived the concept back in 2019.  

"After you’ve been in a band for this long, you lose track of what your sound actually is," the guitarist admits. "Twenty-four hours can feel like a long time, but you can get a lot done then, too. It can feel like forever and one minute at the same time. If you work on something for one day, it can end up being really special."

The band have already released the album's title track, plus Found and I Think I Might Be Weird as singles.

Fucked Up will tour the UK in March, calling at:

Mar 09: Bristol, Fleece
Mar 10: Exeter, Cavern
Mar 11: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Mar 12: Sheffield, Leadmill 2
Mar 13: Newcastle, Cluny
Mar 14: Glasgow, Room 2
Mar 15: Manchester, Deaf Institute
Mar 16: Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
Mar 17: Brighton Patterns
Mar 18: London, Lafayette

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.