Cage The Elephant Announce New LP ‘Social Cues’ And Share New Single ‘Ready To Let Go’

Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant have announced their new album Social Cues, out April 19 via RCA Records. There are 13 tracks in total, including a collaboration with Beck. They also shared the new video for the album’s lead single “Ready To Let Go,” which you can watch below.

Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, the album was produced by John Hill, known for his work with Florence and the Machine and Portugal. The Man. The record was written during a time when frontman Matt Shultz was dealing with the dissolution of a relationship.

“It can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront,” Shultz explains. “When I’m creating, I try to put myself in a reactive state of improvisational thought. I let images just arise in my mind and wait for it to evoke an emotional response and then when it does, I know I’m on to something. I was watching a lot of [Michael] Fassbender films, like World on a Wire and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. I was thinking about their beauty coupled with the graphic surrealism of [Darren] Aronofsky.”

Pre-order Cage the Elephant’s Social Cues here. Currently, the band is scheduled to perform at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival in May.


Cage the Elephant Social Cues album cover artwork

Social Cues Tracklist:
01. Broken Boy
02. Social Cues
03. Black Madonna
04. Night Running (feat. Beck)
05. Skin and Bones
06. Ready to Let Go
07. House of Glass
08. Love’s the Only Way
09. The War is Over
10. Dance Dance
11. What I’m Becoming
12. Tokyo Smoke
13. Goodbye

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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