Following on from the release of their much-loved 2021 LP 'Typhoons', Royal Blood have now announced their plans for a new studio album, arriving later this year.
The new full-length 'Back To The Water Below' is being previewed by the new lead single 'Mountains At Midnight', and is set to be released on the 8th September.
Speaking about the new record, the band's Ben Thatcher said, “I think this record was about letting the ideas take us where they needed to go. If there was a song that was calling us to do something that wasn’t typically what we’re known for, that’s where we’re going to go. The songs are in charge and if that means having a record that’s quite varied that’s what we’re going to go for, rather than trying to shoehorn everything into the same world. As a result, we’ve made a record that’s a bit of a rollercoaster. It’s everything we could do.”
While bandmate Mike Kerr added, “No-one saw the years of us playing in loads of bands to no-one, that all gets swept under the carpet because the other story is magical and much more wondrous. Luck is where passion meets opportunity. We got our golden ticket and walked out as tiny ninjas. We were in the right place at the right time, and we have to remember to give ourselves the credit that we didn’t get into this position by winning a quiz show, we put in a serious amount of work. It’s taken us four albums to realise this isn’t luck, we’re good and we’re committed to this.”
Check out the new video for 'Mountains At Midnight' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'Back To The Water Below' Tracklist:
1. Mountains At Midnight
2. Shiner In The Dark
3. Pull Me Through
4. The Firing Line
5. Tell Me When It’s Too Late
7. How Many More Times
8. High Waters
9. There Goes My Cool