NOTHING FOR FREE.
In March 2020, Pendulum streamed a live set from their studios in collaboration with Rampage Radio, teasing one of their first singles in over ten years - NOTHING FOR FREE. The lyrics and mood of the new track spoke about a battle of the ages, an army and cavalry, tension that feels like a cold war, and dying on peoples own soil.
The artwork is a play on coins (NOTHING FOR FREE) and war medals, where the opening lines of the song adorn the perimeter of the medallion. The Pendulum logo-mark sits embossed at the centre of the coin, following a tradition of Pendulum album artworks.
The coin graphic was created by photo-manipulating images of three old coins. After cleaning up the previous coin designs, the new embossing was rebuilt using a mix of vector graphics and raster effects to construct the new artwork.
Hold the line, don’t forget,
Taking arms is taking heads.