The Hold Steady share new track 'Understudies'

With their eagerly-awaited new album landing at the end of this month, The Hold Steady have now dropped the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Understudies' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Sixers' and 'Sideways Skull' in previewing their ninth LP 'The Price Of Progress', which is out on the 31st March via their own Positive Jams label.

Speaking about the new offering, frontman Craig Finn said, “This is sonically a leap from any song on the previous eight THS records. Franz brought this idea in and it went to a lot of cool places. I remember walking into the control room to see Galen and producer Josh Kaufman working on the panned bass part that comes in on the last verse. I was surprised and wildly excited by it. We all were. The story here: an actor is restless after his performance. He and a fellow crew member disappear into the night trying to find something to help them sleep. The next day neither of them can be reached, and the director is scrambling for a replacement.”

Have a listen to 'Understudies' in the player below.

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