Refused is working on a new album, something they have never done in seventeen years. Freedom will come out on June 30 via Epitaph. The song “Dawkins Christ” will be on the list of new songs on the album. Refused recently released a music video for the new song. The music video can be found on YouTube and other social media platforms. Freedom is the band’s first new album since their iconic 1998 album The Shape of Punk to Come.
“The title [Dawkins Christ] refers to the famous biologist whose atheist theology has inspired a semi-cult who in turn sees him as a messianic figure, an irony that partly inspired the lyrics. The music draws from the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone as well as pre-Reign in blood Slayer,” said Refused drummer David Sandström.
The new song “Dawkins Christ” is reminiscent of the glory days that the Swedish band had during their time together. Refused lead vocalist Dennis Lyxzén is sharing a moment of self reflection within the video. Despite the new music and the revelation to fans who moved on after the band’s breakup, Refused will tour in support of Freedom with Faith No More this summer. “Dawkins Christ” and “Françafrique” are the two newest songs that have been released on social listening and social media platforms. Check out the video below featuring Refused playing “Dawkins Christ”.