Music Review : The Black Keys give us ‘Fever’

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.

 

 

 

Melissa Wilke

Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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