Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain recently shared a new song, “Chemical Animal,” the second single from their forthcoming album Glasgow Eyes.

“I fill myself with chemicals/ To hide the dark shit I don’t show” singer Jim Reid sings in the chorus.

“Chemical Animal” follows November’s “jamcod.” Glasgow Eyes is set to be released on March 8th.

After announcing the release of Glasgow Eyes, The Jesus and Mary Chain announced a spring UK/EU tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The band is also set to make an appearance at Pasadena, California’s Cruel World Festival, which is the band’s only announced U.S. date.

“Our work on our autobiography definitely bled into our work on the album,” said Reid. “‘jamcod’, the first single from the album, was about that night in 1998 in the House of Blues when the band broke up. ‘Chemical Animal’ is different but related.”

“I was thinking back to those dark days of chemical dependency. When you fall so deep into that hole that everything you do is by instinct,” he added. “The drugs are the driving force. The thing that gets you from a to b is whether you can score. It was a horrible way to live and I’m thankful I don’t live that way anymore.”

He continued, “One effect is that it made me aware of how our brains, who we are, how we feel, and what we do, depend on our neural chemistry, a chemistry beyond our control. It’s a biological curse we can’t escape.”

The Jesus and Mary Chain 2024 Tour Dates:

03/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall03/23 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall03/25 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia03/26 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight 103/27 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall03/29 – London, UK @ Roundhouse03/30 – London, UK @ Roundhouse04/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio04/03 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik04/05 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller04/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Munich Brewery04/07 – Malmo, SE @ Plan B04/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle04/11 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys04/12 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall04/13 – Paris, FR @ Elysée Montmartre04/15 – Geneva, CH @ L’Usine04/16 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus04/17 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz04/19 – Krems, AT @ Donaufestival04/20 – Heidelberg, DE @ Halle O204/21 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival04/23 – Brussels, BE @ AB04/24 – The Hague, NL @ Paard04/25 – Gare, LX @ Den Atelier05/11 – Pasadena, CA @ Cruel World Festival05/24-25 – Madrid, ESP @ Tomavistas Festival08/14-17 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival

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