Watch the Video for ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ From Royal Blood’s Forthcoming Album
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After releasing the first single “Lights Out” from their forthcoming album How Did We Get So Dark? last month, the duo that comprise Royal Blood have unleashed a new song and video from the record. You can watch it above.
The song premiered today on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, along with an interview with vocalist and bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher.
“The initial kind of stages of writing we wanted to be incredibly open minded to literally anything,” Kerr told Lowe about the album. “We were like, ‘Let’s try adding lots of other instrumentation and and see where it takes us.’ And really quickly we realized that our kind of identity as a band and our sound is really like a delicate cocktail, really. And I think the moment you put a guitar or a synth or anything that’s too much. It just capsizes everything that’s good about us.”
Responding to the idea that the album is breakup record, Kerr told NME, “It’s been three years, you know? So I’ve had relationships throughout that period. It’s a subject matter I love writing about. It comes quite naturally to me. I definitely don’t believe in writing about one person in particular or one experience because it kind of ruins it. Talking about lyrics and explaining songs — to me, you sabotage your art.”
The two songs are both available for purchase. The record, the second for the British rockers, will be released June 16. They are set to begin a summer tour June 2.
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