Published Apr 27, 2020Social isolation is proving to be a fruitful time for PUP, whose frontman Stefan Babcock recently shared a new song from isolation. As if that weren't enough, the band themselves have shared a brand new single via a music video.
The song is called "Anaphylaxis" and was inspired by the ridiculousness of hypochondria. Babcock shared the following statement about the tune in a press release:
I got the idea for the song when I was at my partner's cottage and her cousin got stung by a bee and his whole head started to swell up. His wife, although she was concerned, also thought it was pretty hilarious and started making fun of him even as they were headed to the hospital. He ended up being totally fine, but it was just funny to watch him freaking out and her just lighting him up at the same time. It reminded me of all the times I've started panicking for whatever reason and was convinced I was dying and the world was ending and no one would take me seriously. In retrospect, I always find those overreactions pretty funny. So we wrote a goofy song about being a hypochondriac and tried to make our guitars sound like bees at the beginning of it.
"Anaphylaxis" has arrived via a new animated music video from Callum Scott-Dyson, which is available to stream below. This is the band's first new material since their third full-length Morbid Stuff, which arrived last year.