It was just last year when Creeper frontman Will Gould announced on the stage that “It’s the last show we’ll ever do.” It was inspired by David Bowie’s final show as Ziggy Stardust, but left their diehard fans distraught nonetheless.

Hindsight shows us that it was all just a curtain call for the first chapter on the story of Creeper. This past Friday, the band returned with a sold out live show at 229 in London, and have now followed it up with a brand new single, “Born Cold.”

“Born Cold” is the perfect comeback single for the band, as it showcases how their sound has evolved since their debut record, Eternity, In Your Arms. It contains elements of that ferocious sounding punk music that they’re known for, while also pivoting towards something that combines elements of classic Americana.

“This song is the introduction of one of the more villainous characters from our new story,” says Gould. “It was inspired by what the Thin White Duke was for David Bowie – a more selfish, narcissistic character.”

”Born Cold” was written and recorded during sessions in Hollywood and their hometown of Southampton.

“CREEPER was always about theatrics and cinema; as much about the aesthetic as the music,” continues Gould. “So we took it to Hollywood and made it in the shadow of some of our favourite films, where some classic records have been made, and let it become something else. In ‘Born Cold’, you can hear the DNA of the band and listen to it be transformed with the addition of some of the new elements that we’ve added to the process.”

Check our the new song for yourself below.