Royal Blood Come Through With a 'Typhoon' of a New Single

The latest single and title track off their new album ‘Typhoons’ has just dropped! Have a listen below…

The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher knew what they wanted to achieve with this new record; It involved a conscious return to their roots, back when they had made music that was influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. So, they took a back-to-basics approach, the same which had made their self-titled debut album so thrilling, visceral and original.

We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” recalls Kerr. “That’s what sparked the creativity on the new album, the chasing of that feeling. It’s weird, though – if you think back to ‘Figure it Out’, it kind of contains the embryo of this album. We realized that we didn’t have to completely destroy what we’d created so far; we just had to shift it, change it. On paper, it’s a small reinvention. But when you hear it, it sounds so fresh.”

Those traits pulsate throughout the new single and title track. Kerr’s spiraling bass riff casts a hypnotic allure as it grows in intensity, while his vocals switch at will between a raw rock roar and a soulful falsetto. It’s underpinned by Thatcher’s thundering beats, his taut rhythms infused with groove-laden hi-hats.

On their latest Instagram Post featuring the new single, the band says this about the song:

“Typhoons is what it sounds like to be truly lost in your own thoughts to a hellish extent but also about how dark spells, much like storms are not permanent. This song was one those special moments where the process didn’t resemble writing whatsoever. More like being tethered to the earth, receiving holy lightning. Look after each other and crank this until you see smoke.”

Sounds pretty rad to us! The album will be released under Warner on April 30th and is available for pre-order here.

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