'I Believed In You’ is the first release from Skunk Anansie's 5th studio album 'Black Traffic' which will be released on 10th September 2012 with the album release a week later.
Lyrically, it notes the disappointment many feel about their elected politicians "I think a lot of people feel let down by their leaders.
"Everybody wants us to vote, but who for? They all fuck up because eventually it becomes more about keeping their positions of power than elevating the position of their country".
Musically 'I Believed in You' is tough driving, un-apologetic female fronted rock and roll.
The band have also announced an exclusive UK album launch show in partnership with Kerrang! magazine.
"Kerrang! presents Skunk Anansie" will take place on the 5th September at East London's "Village Underground" and will see the band preview tracks from their forthcoming album "Black Traffic" live for the first time. A limited number of tickets are available to buy for this very special event
Skunk Anasie return to the UK & Europe after a successful summer festival season last year including Download, Pukklepop, Lowlands, Pink Pop, Rock En Seine and Heineken Music Festival Italy.
"Our energy hasn't changed, but we say things more concisely and we've worked out the way to hit harder if we want to. We've honed our force-field, our sword goes straight for the heart"
'Black Traffic' the band’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2010’s Wonderlustre (Number 1 in Italy and Top 20 across most of Europe) was recorded in London and produced by Skunk Anansie and Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Pixies) and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley and Adrian Bushby.