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Bumblebeee

Kasabian performing Bumblebeee on Later... with Jools Holland on 13 May 2014

Bumblebeee was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on 48:13. It was released as the second single off the album on 3 August 2014.

BackgroundEdit

Described by Serge as a "Beastie Boys dub with a sort of Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine chorus", Bumblebeee was the first song that was written for the album and reportedly got its title from the buzzing sound that starts the song.[1][2] Speaking to NME, Serge elaborated that he was inspired to write the song after attending an Africa Express gig.[3] Bumblebeee is about the band's connection with their fans, and was written to "create moshpits all over the world."[4][5]

LiveEdit

Bumblebeee was debuted live as the new set opener at the first gig of the 48:13 Tour in Paris on 30 April 2014 and has remained there since. It is occasionally preceded by Shiva or another intro, but always starts with the long note at the end of Shiva, leading seamlessly into Bumblebeee. It has also been performed in several acoustic sessions.

VideoEdit

Kasabian – bumblebeee04:14

Kasabian – bumblebeee

The Bumblebeee video, for which Kasabian enlisted the help of their fans, was shot in Paris on 5 and 6 June 2014.[6] It was directed by Alex Courtes, who already directed the official Shoot The Runner video as part of the directing duo Alex and Martin. The video was accidentally published too early on 23 July 2014 and deleted a few hours later. It was officially released on 27 July 2014.

QuotesEdit

"Humans can't exist without bumblebees, and the song's about the fans and about us joining together and reaching a higher state with them - our fans are our bumblebees. Without them we're fucked. Without them pollinating the flowers, we're done."
— Serge (NME, 18 January 2014)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live releasesEdit

Video

LyricsEdit

Get them a message, a message from me
I'm caught up in love and I'm in ecstasy
What can I do now when nothing's the same
And all that I know I wanna do it again

Well tell me now
Life is so simple when you are with me
'Cause when we're together I'm in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby

Don't think I'm twisted, as a matter of fact
Welcome you now to the second act
Where I fight off robots and the men in the suits
Wear out the soles of your monkey boots

Well tell me now
Can't get enough of the sunshine
Can't get enough of the moonlight
And all the colours that are coming on strong
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Can't get enough of the oceans
Can't get enough of the mantra
All we will ever feel is ecstasy
We're in ecstasy
We're in ecstasy
We're in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby

Well tell me now
Can't get enough of the sunshine
Can't get enough of the moonlight
And all the colours that are coming on strong
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Can't get enough of the oceans
Can't get enough of the mantra
All we will ever feel is ecstasy
We're in ecstasy
We're in ecstasy
We're in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby
Ready for action, baby
Ready for action, baby

ReferencesEdit

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