The band's frontman Tom Smith says of the track: "’Forgiveness’ is the only song on the record that’s led by a guitar. It’s quite dark lyrically, it is pretty bleak. ‘Forgiveness makes fools of all of us’… in a pop song that’s quite a dark thing to say.”

It's an overtly political glimpse into a murky corner of Editors' psyche, with hushed shoulder-shuffle beats and infectious, echoing riffs. It's glossy and catchy, shimmering out your speakers, but an omnipresent deluge of shadows looms large overhead - Editors continue to strike the perfect balance between light and dark.

"Forgiveness" is out 20 May. It's taken from 2015 LP In Dream.

Stream "Forgiveness" below. Editors' upcoming live shows are after.

May

13 - Liverpool Arena*
14 - Birmingham Genting Arena*
16 - London Royal Albert Hall*
17 - London Royal Albert Hall*
20 - Leeds Arena*
21 - Glasgow Hydro*

June

4 - Orange Warsaw Festival, Poland
10 - Novarock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
11 - Heartland Festival, Denmark
16 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
18 - Best Kept Secret, Holland
19 - Maxidrom Festival, Moscow, Russian Federation
24-26 - Hurricane/Southside Festival, Scheessel, Germany
28 - Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
30 - Bravalla Festival, Norrkoping, Sweden

July

2 - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
3 - Mainsquare Festival, Arras, France
8 - Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
9 - Bilbao BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain
10 - Musilac Festival, Aix Les Bains, France
17 - Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
18 - Sion Sous les Etoiles, Sion, France
22 - Siren Festival, Vasto, Italy
24 - Amphi Festival, Cologne, Germany
29 - Y Not Festival, Matlock, UK
29-31 - Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland

* = w/ Manic Street Preachers