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The Go! Team preview new album with latest outing "A Bee Without Its Sting"

15 June 2021, 15:54 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Go! Team have delivered "A Bee Without Its Sting" as the latest preview of their forthcoming album Get Up Sequences Part One.

"A Bee Without Its Sting" follows last month's "Pow" single, and will feature on the group's new album alongside "World Remember Me Now" and "Cookie Scene".

The new song features vocal contributions from Detroit's Jessie Miller and Rian Woods, who Ian Parton.

Jessie Miller and Rian Woods, two teenagers from Detroit. The Go! Team's Ian Parton explains, "When I was working on the last Go! Team record Semicircle I approached the choir leader of a Detroit school called the Detroit Academy for Arts and Sciences - Miss Kee and asked if any of her students were interested in singing on a Go! Team song. So when it came to finding the singer for "A Bee Without Its Sting" I thought again of Miss Kee and her students. One of the singers was a teenager called Jessie Miller whose voice was perfect for the song. She'd never been into a recording studio before, but her voice is so full of character."

Get Up Sequences Part One will follow the band's 2018 album Semicircle.

While recording the album, Parton experienced hearing loss. He explains, "I lost hearing in my right ear halfway during the making of this record. I woke up one Thursday in October 2019 and my hearing was different in some way - it fluctuated over a few weeks and at one point everything sounded like a Dalek. I seem to remember listening to music was bordering on unbearable. Over time it settled into just a tiny bit of hi end being audible on my right side. I thought the hearing loss was from playing music too loud over the years but it turns out I was just unlucky and it was a rare condition called Menieres. It was traumatic to keep listening to songs I knew well but which suddenly sounded different and it was an odd juxtaposition to listen to upbeat music when I was on such a downer. The trauma of losing my hearing gave the music a different dimension for me and it transformed the album into more of a life raft."

"A Bee Without Its Sting" is out now. The Go! Team's Get Up Sequences Part One album will land via Memphis Industries on 2 July, and is available to pre-order now.
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