Forlorn Hope have announced that their next release, standalone single ‘Redcoat’, will be released this autumn. The band released this statement on social media -
“We are delighted to announce the details of the next chapter in the Forlorn Hope discography.
Following on from the success of ‘To the Bitter End’, this Autumn will see the release of our second standalone single, ‘Redcoat’; the story of the British soldier in the 18th and 19th centuries.
From Badajoz to Balaklava, Cawnpore to Culloden, Ramillies to Rorke’s Drift, ‘Redcoat’ will take you on a journey through the many lives of these ordinary men who fought and died on every continent except Antarctica during these two bloodsoaked centuries, while attempting to address the colossal, complex and controversial legacy that they left behind.
‘Redcoat’ is arguably our most ambitious song to date; distilling nearly 200 years of history into a five minute song was a massive challenge, and represented an entirely new approach to history for us, but we are confident that it ranks alongside our best work.
Once again we have teamed up with the fantastic Mitchell Nolte to create the cover for this single. The artwork is finished and we are pleased to say that Mitchell has outdone himself. We will reveal the cover in due course.
As with our last standalone single, we will be releasing a detailed audiohistory to accompany ‘Redcoat’ that will allow you to dive deeper into the real stories behind the song.
This release will also include our most lavish merch bundle to date, for those of you eager to expand your Forlorn Hope collections.
Right now, we are in the midst of graphic design work, putting together our merch designs and getting ready to start recording the audiohistory. There is a lot of work still to do before we have a full release ready to launch, but we will have plenty of updates for you over the coming weeks and hopefully soon a definitive release date.
As with any new release, this will be an expensive undertaking that is likely to stretch our limited resources to their limit. If you’d like to help us make ‘Redcoat’ happen, please make a purchase through our official webstore, or use the “Leave a tip” button at the bottom of any page on our website to make a donation to the cause.
Keep watching this space for future updates.”