The Captain

Album: Only Revolutions (2009)
Charted: 17

Songfacts®:

  • This is the third single from British rock band Biffy Clyro's fifth studio album, Only Revolutions. It received its first play during Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show on September 8th 2009.
  • According to the press release this song with a prominent brass section, "launches like a stomping military march before it descends into a euphoric explosion of gigantic riffs, powerful pop melodies and exhilarating horns. This coupled with one of their most anthemic chorus to date makes 'The Captain' a real statement of intent from the Ayrshire trio."
  • The B-Side, "Help Me Become Captain," had been around for a few years, prior to it being recorded. Parts of it are included in "Paperfriend," the B-Side of their 2008 single, "Mountains."
  • This song was chosen in Australia as the theme tune for the Australian Football League's 2010 season.

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