Bombay Bicycle Club have released ‘Tekken 2’, the final taster of their forthcoming album, My Big Day before it’s release next week.
Featuring a vocal appearance from Chaka Khan, who band frontman Jack Steadman described as being his dream collaborator for the track, the song sees Bombay Bicycle Club venture further into the synthpop sound that they have leant towards in their recent career.
With its 80s production sheen taking centre stage, the feature from the disco star makes complete sense, and saw Steadman travel to the US to allow the vision to come to life. While it pays homage to this era, it doesn’t feel like the group are falling foul of creating a pastiche of their predecessors.
Their sixth LP, which arrives on 20th October, is their first since 2020’s comeback album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, and sees the band delve into a wide range of influences, accompanied by a host of other guest stars including the likes of Holly Humberstone and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz).
The new track is also shared alongside news that the group are embarking on a tour of the UK & Ireland early next year, along with their biggest headline show to date in Alexandra Palace Park in Summer 2024: tickets are available here.
Watch the video for the track below.