The members of Beats Antique had a specific purpose in mind when creating their latest track. "'Killer Bee' is about standing up against prejudices," the group tells Billboard. "Just because someone calls you a killer bee, doesn't mean you need to kill. We want people to define themselves and not be defined by what people think they should be. We are using this as an opportunity to help the bees."
"Killer Bee" will appear on Beat Antique's next album, Shadowbox, which arrives in early October. The album contains additional contributions from Alam Khan, Tatiana Kalmykova, and TOO MANY ZOOZ; the group will preview new material on tour starting later this month.
According to a press release, the live shows will explore "the theme of shadow play and expand the concept forward and backward in time. The core members dove deep, influenced by ancient practices of Indonesian shadow puppetry, falling into the world of wayang kulit, the eons long tradition of storytelling where epic tales unfold into the wee hours of the morning."
The lengthy cross-country jaunt will include a stop at Electric Forest and a headlining event at Red Rocks near Denver.
Listen below, and find the track on iTunes.