Jupiter

Album: The Chaos (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the closing track from The Chaos, the fourth album by Northern English post-punk revival band The Futureheads. Guitarist Ross Millard explained to Spinner UK that the song sums up the principal theme of the record concerning the effects of the economic downturn in Northern England. "That one begins with this big sort of a cappella section where all four of us are singing different harmonies at the same time. It's kind of a bit Queen and a bit pompous, a little bit operatic almost," he said, laughing. "It's that sort of someone knowing no limitations and no boundaries and being ambitious with whatever they're doing. That's the sort of emphasis of that song and it's also the emphasis of the record: don't get boxed in, don't get trodden down, rally together and be optimistically positive in the face of what might seem like quite a scary or menacing time."

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