Fucked Up have been slowly releasing the four acts of Year Of The Horse, the latest entry in their Chinese Zodiac calendar series.
Today, we’ve gotten the final portion of the collection with “Year Of The Horse – Act Four,” clocking in at a whopping 26 minutes. The new tune features some ethereal hums from Julien Baker, with other contributions from Eidolon, Tuka Mohammed, and Maegan Brooks Mills.
“This has been our song of motherhood, stewardship and sacrifice,” Fucked Up writes on Twitter. “Of the old roots of addition and evil that try to hold us down. Of strength and transcendence, about the struggle to rise above the dust clouds and to bring up others with us as we climb. This is a song of growth and remembrance, of finding a way to live in the weeds that we were planted in.”
Listen to “Year Of The Horse – Act Four” below.
Fucked Up have been releasing a slew of expansive singles, each based on years in the Chinese calendar.
Year Of The Horse serves as the first new Zodiac record since 2017’s Year Of The Snake.