Liars have shared the third and final pre-release single from their new album The Apple Drop that's out next week via Mute. "From What the Never Was" is methodical and moody, with a careful, descending chord progression and ratatat drum pattern over which Angus Andrew spits out some whispery dread.
The videos for this album have been pretty memorable, and "From What the Never Was" is no different, paying homage to a sci-fi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and more. It's also the final segment to the video trilogy that began with "Sekwar" and continued with "Big Appetite." It is, like the other two videos, intense. Says Angus, “‘From What the Never Was’ is intended as a moment of recollection within the journey of The Apple Drop; a point that our traveller has reached which is far from the starting place, but also right back there in memory. The drum sound was appropriated from an old song called ‘We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own.’ In that track, the protagonist is drunk on delusions of grandeur, relishing the power of destruction. Now far removed, that character is weary, remorseful.