Eve Of Destruction

Album: No Geography (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Nothing to do with the Barry McGuire protest song of the same title, this cut grew from a riff created on a buchla 200 modular synthesizer. The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands explained to Billboard they came up with a "future funk odyssey" which points to the angst of our times in which 'Eve' is "the bringer of destruction."
  • The song is one of several tracks that features vocals by Norwegian singer Aurora, who wrote and recorded parts in Tom Rowland's East Sussex studio. She told NME: "I listened to the tracks and knew right away so wrote the melody and lyrics at the airport where I was stuck for three hours. Then Tom just took care of his favorite parts and that's how it happened."
  • The song samples Class Action’s 1983 post-disco hit "Weekend."
  • The Chemical Brothers had been playing an early version of the song to start their DJ sets, so it became the natural choice to open their No Geography album.
  • Japanese rapper Nene also guests, dropping a brief verse.

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