Electronic punk group, The Prodigy have released a snippet of new music on social media, the first since Keith Flint’s death. Remaining members, Liam Howlett and Maxim are currently working on an album in honour of the late singer.
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Following the success of previous ‘big beat’ tracks, the band are currently working on album #8, and teased fans with a snip. Alongside the 15-second clip, the Baintree band tweeted: “New Prodigy studio session beats are rollin #theprodigy #keepitraw #weliveforthebeats.” This is the first album recorded without Flint, who sadly passed away on March 4th, 2019, aged just 49.
Songwriter and producer, Liam Howlett confirmed The Prodigy were back in the studio for the first time since Keith’s passing. The new album follows 2018’s, No Tourists, the fourth and final LP featuring Flint’s vocals and co-writing before he passed.
The Breathe singer’s body was discovered in his Essex home, with hanging said to be the cause of death. According to Chelmsford Coroner’s Court, Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system at the time. Although police found no suspicious circumstances or evidence of third-party involvement, a senior coroner stated there was not enough evidence to rule the musician’s death as suicide.
In a statement at the time, The Prodigy said, “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator, and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Following the horrible news, The Prodigy called off their planned tour dates, including a slot at Glastonbury festival. That Glastonbury gig would have marked a decade since the band’s last performance at Worthy Farm in 2009. It would have also marked twenty-four years since they became the first dance act to headline the legendary music festival.