Hear new single ‘Heart Attack’
Adam England
16:25 20th April 2022

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After three years, indie rockers Editors are back with new single ‘Heart Attack’.  It’s their first single since Ivor Novello-winning composer Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, joined the band as a full-time member.

It's also the first since their 2019 compilation Black Gold: Best of Editors. 

‘Heart Attack’ clocks in at almost six minutes, and comes with 80s-style synths and a gothic feel. It’s described as “a song of obsession, about losing yourself in someone, a love song, a morbid love song” by vocalist Tom Smith, and is joined by a video created by visual artist Felix Green, who used AI technology to produce an innovative visual experience. 

Blanck Mass previously worked with the band on their 2018 album Violence, and is also one half of the drone duo Fuck Buttons. He said about joining the band, “Having worked with the band for coming up to five years now, joining Editors seemed more like a natural progression than a decision that had to be made. We know that we work well together, are on a similar page creatively, and are all very close friends.

Being part of a 'creative conglomerate' is something that I haven't experienced for a while now so to be part of something that works in that way again is both liberating and exciting in equal measures.”

Editors are appearing at various festivals across the UK and Europe over the summer:


05 - Birmingham, Sonic Wave @ Forum



05 - Raynham, Wide Skies and Butterflies
28 - Portsmouth, Victorious Festival

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Photo: Rahi Rezvani