Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police)

Releasing singles instead of albums gives us the freedom to do different stuff. Our third single is therefore a cover. We’re very excited to present you our new single: Truth Hits Everybody, a cover of The Police!

cover art


Sleep lay behind me like a broken ocean
Strange waking dreams before my eyes unfold
You lay there sleeping like an open doorway
I stepped outside myself and felt so cold

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

I thought about it and my dream was broken
I clutch at images like dying breath
And I don’t want to make a fuss about it
The only certain thing in life is death

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Where you want to be
Won’t you ever see?

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Original songwriter / lyricist: Gordon Sumner

Liner notes

We wanted to experiment and record other people’s music. Most of the bands we grew up on are still around or reunited, but we didn’t feel like covering bands that are still active. It was much more interesting to go back one more generation and find early punk songs with a modern melodic vibe to them. Truth Hits Everybody was the first song that came to mind. From the first time I heard it, it felt like something that would match with our own style very well. Not surprisingly the song appeared to be in a key we use a lot ourselves.

Credits: Drums and bass recorded by Emiel Thoonen; vocals, guitars and hammond recorded by Menno Bakker at Amsterdam Recording Company. Mixed by Menno Bakker at ARC, mastering by Carl Saff. Video by Ruben Smulders. Artwork by Andy Dahlström.

Truth Hits Everybody tour

  • Jul26
    Germany Hamburg
  • Aug2
    Belgium Duffel
  • Aug10
    Netherlands Amsterdam
  • Aug10
    Abifestival Lautfeuer
    Germany Lingen
  • Aug24
    Ein Festival der Vielfalt
    Germany Bergen
  • Sep13
    Sonic Ballroom
    Germany Köln
  • Sep14
    Fêtes de Wallonie Alternative
    Belgium Namur
  • Sep20
    Germany Göttingen
  • Sep21
    Tommy Haus / Schicksaal
    Germany Berlin
  • Nov15
    Telwe Performance Hall
    TR: Ankara
  • Nov16
    Karga Bar
    Turkey Istanbul
  • Nov23
    Alfeld Rockt
    Germany Alfeld
  • Nov30
    Don't waste (y)our time Festival Vol. 1
    Germany Mönchengladbach
  • Dec7
    Germany Jena
  • Dec28
    Friends First Fest #5
    Netherlands Nijmegen