SunSquabi returned on Friday with a buzzing new single, “The Hornet”. The latest track from the Colorado liquid funk trio is set to appear on the band’s new album, Arise, out on October 26th.

“The Hornet” follows in the lineage of previous Arise singles “Elephant Song” (ft. Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli) and “Scorpion” by adding another member of the animal kingdom to the band’s musical menagerie. Beginning with scattered opening instrumentation, sampled vocals set the mood before Chris Anderson‘s charging drums break through the surface. The track then gives way to SunSquabi’s familiar rise and fall, as pulsating rhythms serve as a foil to undulating keyboards.

“The song is all about adrenaline, survival, and intensity,” guitarist Kevin Donohue said in a press release. The hornet was more than just a muse for the track, as Donohue explains the inspiration came from a real experience he had. “I woke up one morning with a hornet in my bed, and it stung me numerous times. My whole left butt cheek was completely swollen, and I had hornet venom running through my veins. We captured the feeling well in this song!”

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Listen to the new SunSquabi single “The Hornet” below or on your preferred platformArise is available here for pre-order. Squab will finish out its summer tour tomorrow, September 10th, with a free show at Rosenberg’s Block Party. Come fall, the band will link up with lespecial for a co-headlining tour of the Eastern United States. For tickets and a full list of dates head here.

SunSquabi – “The Hornet” (Official Visualizer)