It's been a little bit since we last heard from Higher Power. The U.K. hardcore genre-mixers released their Quicksand-y Roadrunner Records debut, 27 Miles Underwater, in early 2020, just a couple months before the pandemic came along and fucked everything up.
They followed it with a one-off single in 2021, but since then they've just been playing shows around the world, and are currently on their first U.S. run since pre-COVID, supporting Neck Deep alongside Bay Area hardcore rulers Drain.
But today (February 7th), Higher Power have given us something fresh for our headphones: a new song called "Absolute Bloom."
Bouncy and tuneful, the track feels a part of the hardcore-inspired pop-punk that bands like the Story So Far and Neck Deep have popularized over the last decade. However, it's got a bit of reverb-y crunch on the guitars to give it that signature Higher Power feel.
Check out its music video above via YouTube.
"Absolute Bloom" is Higher Power's first song on their new label Nuclear Blast, and frontman Jimmy Wizard opened up about how much the track means to him.
"It's really personal to me in this transitional period of my life," Wizard said in a press release. "About wanting a deeper more meaningful connection to the real world and not quite being equipped to do so, but finding hope and figuring it out.
"The music reflects that with a song that's so big and upbeat."