The Black Keys have released “Fever,” the band’s first new song in almost three years.
The new song follows an announcement made last week of the upcoming album, Turn Blue, via a tweet from boxing legend Mike Tyson that pointed fans towards a bizarre commercial campaign. The full-length is due to drop on May 13.
The catchy and melodic tune features a keyboard line that’s destined to get stuck in countless heads and an urgent vocal from frontman Dan Auerbach. It is also very clearly produced by Danger Mouse.
From a press release, Carney said of the album, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”
Turn Blue is out May 13 on Nonesuch, and features production once again by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.
The band as also announced a grip of European festival dates over the summer, which includes one lone U.S. date at Alabama’s Hangout Music fest.