Hellions have dropped their new double single “24 (Feat. Josh Franceschi) / “Jesus of Suburbia” Green Day cover.
Hellions may have only just wrapped up their biggest headline tour to date, but there’s no stopping the boys as they prepare to do it all again in September with their mates You Me At Six. In fact, the two bands are so close that You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi appears on Hellions next single “24”. The track was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday night.
The idea to have Franceschi lend his pipes to a Hellions song had been brewing within the band, and came to fruition during Hellions last UK tour. Franceschi went and saw the Hellions play in London and the next day they were in You Me At Six’s studio laying down the guest vocals for “24”, which was recorded by You Me At Six drummer Dan Flint.
“When the lads asked me to sing on the track I was more than game as I love what the song is about and the meaning behind it,” says Franceschi. “They are all great lads and it was a pleasure to be part of it.”
“’24’ deals with the importance of being oneself, detailing the struggles of maintaining grace and patience in times of tumult,” adds Hellions’ guitarist Matt Gravolin. “Josh added a new dimension to the song with his performance and to watch him do so was awe-inspiring, especially after spinning YMAS single ‘Give’ and eventually the entirety of their latest record ‘Night People’ repeatedly during the preceding weeks. We’re ecstatic to have been invited to share the stage with the boys in September and we’re counting down the days!”