A few months ago, Royal Blood teased a new era when they released "Trouble's Coming" — their first new music in three years — and assured fans an album was coming in the spring. On Thursday (January 21), Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher shared a new single called "Typhoons," which happens to the title track off their third album.
"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," the duo captioned an announcement post on Instagram.
"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," they continued. "Look after each other and crank this until you see smoke."
Like "Trouble's Coming," the new track sees the UK rockers explore their groovier side. “We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” Kerr explained in a statement.“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,’ (from debut album) 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.”
Typhoons is slated for an April 30 release via Warner Bros. Records. Listen to its title track above.
Photo: Dean Martindale