Royal Blood Announce New Album ‘Typhoons,’ Share Title Track

After returning last year with their groove-infused single “Trouble’s Coming,” Royal Blood have announced their new album, Typhoons, out April 30th via Warner Records.

“We sort of stumbled on this sound, and it was immediately fun to play,” the band’s Mike Kerr says of the new record. “That’s what sparked the creativity on the new album, the chasing of that feeling. It’s weird, though – if you think back to ‘Figure it Out’, it kind of contains the embryo of this album. We realized that we didn’t have to completely destroy what we’d created so far; we just had to shift it, change it. On paper, it’s a small reinvention. But when you hear it, it sounds so fresh.”

In addition, the band have also shared the album’s title track. The song has a hint of the disco-funk found on the previously released “Trouble’s Coming,” but with a harder edge similar to their debut album. In some respects, it’s classic Royal Blood with a funky twist that makes it new and exciting.

“Typhoons is what it sounds like to be truly lost in your own thoughts to a hellish extent but also about how dark spells, much like storms are not permanent,” the band said in a statement. “This song was one those special moments where the process didn’t resemble writing whatsoever. More like being tethered to the earth, receiving holy lightning. Look after each other and crank this until you see smoke.”

Listen to the song below.

Pre-order Typhoons here and get access pre-sale tickets for Royal Blood’s UK tour expected to be announced later this year.

Artwork:

Tracklisting:

Trouble’s Coming
Oblivion
Typhoons
Who Needs Friends
Million & One
Limbo
Either You Want It
Boilermaker
Mad Visions
Hold On
All We Have Is Now

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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