Refused Debut Video For Their Swedish House Mafia Cover “Born On The Outs”


Refused have debuted a music video for their new single “Born On The Outs“. That track originally started out as a cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Greyhound“, though it took on a bit of a new life when Refused added lyrics of their own to the previously instrumental outing.

Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén commented of the unconventional cover:

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Kris [Steen, guitars] has talked about the riff in the Swedish House Mafia song ‘Greyhound‘ forever, so we decided to give it our own spin. [Drummer] David [Sandström] and I added some lyrics for this version, which we’ve called ‘Born On The Outs.’ Make no mistake though; this is very much ‘Greyhound.’ But with added lyrics about people who refused to take a side in the ongoing fight against fascism. So, you know, another ordinary Refused song.”

The single is the first to be launched from the band’s new EP “The Malignant Fire“, out November 20th. Speaking further of that outing, Lyxzén added:

“There are certain traditions within the Refused camp and one of the sturdiest is the idea that after every album there comes an EP. This time, however, I think that we outdid ourselves. ‘Malfire‘ is my favorite song of the record so it’s more than fitting that we shine some extra light on that.

This EP was supposed to be something that was released before a tour but in these weird times that tour never happened. However, this still a great EP that follows a great record. More than ever, we need music to lead the way when things are the darkest. Here’s a little attempt from us.”