Royal Blood Return With New Single, Trouble’s Coming
The mighty Royal Blood are back! The duo – vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher – have just unleashed a brand-new single, Trouble’s Coming.
The track is the first to be taken from their upcoming third album – the follow-up to 2017’s How Did We Get So Dark?, due out next spring – with frontman Mike revealing that it was a huge turning point during the making of the record.
“It was the moment something started to click,” he says, “where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat.
“Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning: Daft Punk, Justice, things that were really groove-orientated. It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”
Ben adds: “When we first broke out, there were only two elements to the band. I didn’t just have to carry the beat, I’d have to colour in the changes. We were both bearing a lot of freight, sonically. But this was a different challenge; less varied, maybe, but so satisfying as a drummer.”
Stream Trouble’s Coming below, and pick up a 7” vinyl of the single here:
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