The colorful visual that accompanies the song leaves a striking impression.
“The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human,” Gore said in a statement. “It sounded primate-like. I decided to name it ‘Howler’, after a monkey. Then, when it came time to name the EP, I remembered reading the book ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee.’ It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees.”
Gore last released solo material on 2015’s MG.
The EP will be released on Jan. 29, 2021. It will be available digitally as well as on CD and a limited-edition 12-inch Azure Blue vinyl, which also includes an art print by Pockets Warhol.
You can preorder The Third Chimpanzee here and hear “Mandrill” below.